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"Cadmium rice": heavy metal pollution of China's rice crops

Publication | 2014-04-24 at 16:50

Greenpeace East Asia sampled soil and rice crops in villages close to a cluster of heavy metals smelters in Hunan Province, an area that ranks first in rice output and among the top five in nonferrous metals production. Testing and analysis of...

Illegal GE rice contamination spreads to major Chinese city

Press release | 2005-06-13 at 8:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, raising fears that the untested GE rice is spreading out of control and has entered the food chain in major Chinese cities.

Guangzhou people are exposed to risks of untested GE rice

Feature Story | 2005-06-13 at 8:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, raising fears that the untested GE rice is spreading out of control and has entered the food chain in major Chinese cities.

Future of rice hangs in the balance as Chinese Biosafety Committee meets

Press release | 2005-06-21 at 8:00

The Chinese Biosafety Committee is meeting in Beijing this week to discuss the possible approval of genetically engineered (GE) rice, amid growing national and international turmoil over the illegal spread of untested GE rice from field trials in...

GE Rice contamination spreads to Hong Kong

Press release | 2006-04-03 at 13:08

Illegal GE rice was found for the first time in Hong Kong food market, Greenpeace China announces today. The product in question is Heinz’s Baby Rice Cereal, previously exposed in the mainland to be contaminated by Bt rice genetically engineered...

Illegal GE rice found in Chinese supermarket

Press release | 2005-08-03 at 13:51

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Carrefour’s store in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China. Greenpeace demands Carrefour to withdraw and stop selling rice from Hubei, and warns that other retailers...

Letter to Carrefour on Illegal GE Rice Sale

Publication | 2005-08-03 at 13:08

Letter to Carrefour on Illegal GE Rice Sale

August 2005: Genetically Engineered Rice in China

Publication | 2005-08-03 at 8:00

As of August 2005, no varieties of genetically engineered (GE) rice have been approved in China. However Greenpeace has discovered that GE rice seeds have been sold and grown commercially for a number of years. The GE rice is illegal, and has not...

Illegal GE rice contaminated leading retailer in China

Feature Story | 2005-08-03 at 20:41

Greenpeace discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Carrefour’s store in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China. Carrefour is the largest foreign-owned supermarket chain store in China and the second largest retailer in the...

Future of rice hangs in the balance as Chinese Biosafety Committee meets

Feature Story | 2005-06-22 at 14:30

The Chinese Biosafety Committee, an official advisory group under the Ministry of Agriculture, is meeting in Beijing this week to discuss the possible approval of genetically engineered (GE) rice. We urge the Committee to call for immediate...

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