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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Break-time in the rice fields of Weixi

Image | 2012-04-09 at 10:00

Five rice farmers from the Yunnan Province with no experience in photography were given a camera and asked to document their sustainable rice farming methods over the space of a year to highlight the potential of ecological agriculture. The...

Five myths surrounding genetically modified foods - BUSTED!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-13

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...

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