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Five myths surrounding genetically modified foods - BUSTED!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-13 1 comment

Image © Greenpeace / John Novis We believe genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should not be released into the environment since there is not an adequate scientific understanding of their impact on the environment and human...

China drafts legal proposal to completely shut down GE rice

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-22

We're ecstatic to announce a new legal initiative in China that's set to keep GE away from the country's staple food. "This is actually a world-first initiative that deals with GE food legislation at state law level," said Fang...

These kumquats in Taiwan tested for over nine types of pesticides

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-15

Shoppers in Taiwan need to be beware that the juicy kumquats sitting on supermarket shelves may also contain a cocktail of potent chemicals . Greenpeace Taiwan have taken 58 pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables from supermarket...

We rank China's supermarkets: where you should shop and where you should not

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-02-01

Download our Supermarket Ranking 2011 infographic . According to our recent studies , most produce found at five supermarkets in China contain residues of one or more pesticides , and in some cases, these pesticides are either...

Time for an intervention: Tesco must end their pesticide habit

Feature Story | 2011-11-15 at 14:29

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.

Illegal GE rice found in baby food, rice noodles

Feature Story | 2011-04-20 at 6:00

With milk scares such as melamine poisoning not so long ago, you might be forgiven for thinking that soy- or rice-based baby formulas are a safer alternative. But that may not be the case, according to recent testing by Greenpeace.

Chinese people say "NO" to GE rice

Feature Story | 2011-02-23 at 15:23

“We don’t want GE rice!” is the clear message that has rung loud and clear in China. Here at the Greenpeace office in Beijing, we have been getting more and more calls and emails from parents, housewives, college students, seed sellers, and even...

Greenpeace China gets action on food safety

Feature Story | 2010-04-29 at 17:04

We’ve done it. After months and months of lobbying, Greenpeace China has got some big supermarkets in China to make some key promises on food safety. Let’s see what we’ve done.

China sells illegal GE rice seeds

Feature Story | 2010-04-15 at 6:00

Greenpeace China has discovered that genetically-engineered (GE) rice seeds are being sold illegally in Hunan and Hubei, China’s largest rice producers. As it is rice planting season now this has massive implications for the safety of Chinese...

China Environment Ministry lacks bite after 2 years

Feature Story | 2010-03-29 at 13:02

It's amazing to think that just two years ago China didn't even have an environmental body at ministerial level. Here’s what Greenpeace thinks of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), which marked its second birthday over the weekend.

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