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GE ingredients unanimously found in 7 tofu samples Different labels on identical...

Press release | 2008-02-17 at 7:00

Greenpeace today exposed the latest GE food testing results. It reveals GE ingredients are unanimously found in all 7 tofu samples from local supermarkets (See Table 1). Greenpeace investigated over 800 pre-packaged food items and found none of...

Unauthorized U.S. genetically engineered rice found in Beijing

Press release | 2007-11-20 at 7:00

Greenpeace warned that unauthorized genetically engineered (GE) rice from the U.S. was found for the first time on supermarket shelves in Beijing. The environmental group urges the U.S. government to strengthen export control of food products...

Greenpeace Found GE Ingredients in Glico and Metro Products

Press release | 2007-06-14 at 6:00

Japanese food producer Glico and German retail chain Metro were found to be selling genetically engineered (GE) food products in China, according to a test by Greenpeace. The environmental group criticized the two companies for having a...

Escalating pressure to prompt food safety legislation timetable

Press release | 2007-04-16 at 6:00

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 further exposes loopholes in vegetables monitoring

Press release | 2007-04-12 at 6:00

Greenpeace today further exposes loopholes in Hong Kong vegetables monitoring system, including banned pesticide still being found in vegetables available in wet markets; Man Kam To Food Control Office have exaggerated the frequency of sampling...

Greenpeace demands for clear standards for residual pesticides

Press release | 2007-01-24 at 7:00

Greenpeace offered a bottle of toxic fruits to Mr. York Chow, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, today before the Legislative Council Motion debate for food safety. The group strongly condemns the SAR government’s incompetence and...

Urgency for food safety legislation as toxic fruits and vegetables found repeatedly

Press release | 2007-01-23 at 7:00

Fruit samples were found for the first time by Greenpeace to contain methamidophos, a banned pesticide of high toxicity, including on popularly consumed strawberry and tangerines. One sample was even found contaminated by 13 types of pesticide.

FEHD Pressed to Set up Food Safety Laws

Press release | 2006-12-18 at 16:32

(December 18, 2006) Greenpeace confronted the Centre for Food Safety of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) with over 400 wish cards from citizens on a ‘Food Safety Wishing Tree’. The food safety wish cards were then spread on...

Maladministration of FEHD Lack of regulation Full of Toxic Veggie

Press release | 2006-10-23 at 6:00

(23rd Oct 2006, Hong Kong) Greenpeace filed a complaint at the Ombudsman today on seven aspects of maladministration of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD). The accusations include the department’s failure to prevent import of...

Greenpeace Report Promotes Ecological Rice Farming in China

Press release | 2006-08-05 at 6:00

Greenpeace today releases an Ecological Rice Farming Report at a seminar in Beijing. Fruit of a year-long project in cooperation with scientists from different institutes in China, the report systematically analyzes the threats to the...

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