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.

The latest updates

 

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.

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 okays GE rice, doesn’t tell public

Feature Story | 2010-03-26 at 7:00

Greenpeace is still reeling from a shocking fax it was sent yesterday. China has been keeping secret that more than a year ago it essentially approved genetically-engineered rice and corn.

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.

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