Safeguarding Food & Agriculture

Greenpeace is campaigning for safe, ecological agriculture that's good for the planet and good for people.

China has one of the world's greatest agricultural dilemmas: it must feed over one-fifth of the world's population on just a fraction of the world's land.

Unfortunately, China has adopted an unsustainable solution: a chemical-intensive system of agriculture, with high levels of chemical pesticide and fertiliser use. What's more, our food supply is also threatened by genetically engineered foods – a move that would gamble with the health of millions of people.

Greenpeace is working in China and Hong Kong to protect our food from dangerous chemicals and genetically engineered ingredients, for the sake of our families and our future.

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Organic farming on the hillside of Danba

Image | 2012-04-16 at 10:00

The Tibetan villagers in this area of Danba, Sichuan don't use chemical pesticides, and use only natural fertilizers like cow manure. In the backdrop the fog rolls in over the mountains making for a majestic setting.

Pesticide pollution: Chinese tea may not be safe to drink

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-04-13 6 comments

Drinking tea is an essential and much cherished part of Chinese culture. It's the pride of the nation, so to speak, and this tea is exported to around the globe. But is China's tea actually safe to drink? A few months ago we...

Banned pesticides found in teas produced by popular Chinese tea brands

Press release | 2012-04-11 at 11:00

A Greenpeace investigation has found pesticides banned for use on tea in the products marketed by some of China's top tea companies. Some of the firms, which include China Tea, Tenfu Tea and China Tea King, export tea products to Japan, the US...

Pesticides: Hidden Ingredients in Chinese Tea

Publication | 2012-04-11 at 10:30 1 comment

Tea drinking is one of China's most cherished customs; and tea a symbol of Chinese culture. Today, China is the world's biggest tea producer, with 20 tea-producing provinces and eight million tea growers. And the area of tea plantations and...

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