Food & Agriculture Press Releases

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Tesco produce in China unsafe for three years now

Press release | 2011-11-14 at 17:00

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.

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

Press release | 2011-09-08 at 16:46

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...

Children and Infants in China at Risk of Eating Food Contaminated by Illegal GE Rice

Press release | 2011-04-20 at 11:10

Greenpeace testing has found illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in baby formulas and dried noodles, as well as rice purchased from restaurants near schools in Hubei province. Illegal GE rice was present in samples collected from Beijing,...

Greenpeace Urges Immediate Halt to GE Rice Commercialization

Press release | 2010-03-26 at 12:20

Greenpeace is shocked to learn that genetically-engineered (GE) rice had passed the multi-ministerial meeting led by the Ministry of Agriculture in December, 2008, while the public was kept in the dark for one year. Greenpeace urgently calls on...

China pollution census points to grave agrochemicals risk

Press release | 2010-02-09 at 7:00

China today released its first ever national pollution census, which cites pesticides and fertilizers as responsible for some of the worst environmental problems in the country.

Update: Urgent statement on China GE rice

Press release | 2009-11-27 at 7:00

After a Chinese government department said GE rice and GE corn was safe this week, its commericialsation in China is one step closer. Greenpeace issues this urgent statement.

Nestlé is feeding babies in China genetically engineered food

Press release | 2009-09-09 at 11:05

Greenpeace China is demanding that Nestlé, the world’s largest food manufacturer, immediately stop using genetically engineered (GE) ingredients in its baby food sold in China after independent tests showed that one of Nestlé’s baby rice cereals...

Chemical farming is poisoning China’s water

Press release | 2009-01-08 at 7:00

Greenpeace reveals that in 20 out of 25 water samples collected in Lake Tai, the amount of fertiliser pollution exceeded the national standard. All of the samples are not fit for human use, and cannot even be used for industrial or agricultural...

Greenpeace Exposes Unregulated GE Snacks Joint Social Forces Demand for Mandatory GE...

Press release | 2008-07-06 at 6:00

Greenpeace finds again snacks containing genetically modified ingredients, which shows the government's delaying policy to implement mandatory GE labelling is undermining Hong Kong consumers' right to know.

60% of Food Brands Refused Non-GE Committment

Press release | 2008-04-29 at 16:38

Greenpeace launches the latest “Shoppers’ Guide to Avoiding GE Food 2008”. Amongst nearly 600 common food brands in the market, only around 40% pledged not to use GE ingredients. In the categories of chips and biscuits, even a lower record of 20%...

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