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Exposed: toxic pesticides cocktail revealed in traditional Chinese herbs

Press release | 2013-06-24 at 19:00

Greenpeace East Asia tests on 65 traditional Chinese herbal products have exposed a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, some of them illegal in China, highlighting the need to end the use of industrial agricultural chemicals.

Toxic pesticides cocktail found in Chinese herbs sold in Europe and North America

Press release | 2013-07-02 at 0:09

A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed traditional Chinese herbal products being exported to Europe and North America are laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, many of them exceeding levels considered safe by food and...

Chinese farmers: working blind with toxic pesticides

Feature Story | 2013-08-08 at 8:00

Xiaogui belongs to the Hmong people, and already has seven or eight years experience in planting the herb Sanqi. Like so many people in his village, both him and his sister's sole income is dependent on farming, and their children often pitch in...

Chinese Herbs

Publication | 2013-06-26 at 2:00 1 comment

This report shows that Chinese herbal products were covered in pesticide residues considered highly hazardous by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some of the residue levels were hundreds of times higher than EU food safety standards. The...

Tesco produce in China unsafe for three years now

Press release | 2011-11-14 at 20:00

Beijing – After three years of independent testing, produce sold at Tesco supermarkets in China continues to show levels of pesticides far above the legal limit, according to new results released by Greenpeace.

Time for an intervention: Tesco must end their pesticide habit

Feature Story | 2011-11-15 at 17:29

After three years of independent testing, produce sold at Tesco supermarkets in China continues to show levels of pesticides far above the legal limit. When is Tesco going to wake up and smell the chemically-doused produce? By Evan Brooks.

There's no such thing as pesticides on good bee-haviour

Feature Story | 2013-08-15 at 8:00

Whenever beekeepers run into Uncle Lee, they tend to bring up pesticides and ask when he's planning to spray. That's because Uncle Lee's honeysuckle field is located right next to a bee farm, and bees are highly sensitive to pesticides. As the...

Chickens, but no children, afforded protection from pesticides

Feature Story | 2013-08-14 at 8:00 1 comment

It's a common story across China: the young people have jobs or do business in the cities, leaving the elderly to tend to the village farms. Auntie Ye is illiterate, like so many of the honeysuckle growing farmers in the area. When asked how to...

Escalating pressure to prompt food safety legislation timetable

Press release | 2007-04-16 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists today occupy the lift lobby of Central's Murray Building, where the headquarters of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau (HWFB) is located, with a banner "Safe Vegetables Now!", showing their dissatisfactory on the...

Greenpeace testing finds illegal pesticide levels in Tesco's China produce

Press release | 2011-09-08 at 18:46

Greenpeace has called on UK supermarket giant Tesco to sell safe food in China after testing revealed illegal levels of pesticides in agricultural products sold at Tesco's China stores. Greenpeace-commissioned testing of fruit, vegetables and...

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