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Illegal GE rice contaminated leading retailer in China

Feature Story | 2005-08-03 at 18:41

Greenpeace discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Carrefour’s store in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in China. Carrefour is the largest foreign-owned supermarket chain store in China and the second largest retailer in the...

Letter to Carrefour on Illegal GE Rice Sale

Publication | 2005-08-03 at 11:08

Letter to Carrefour on Illegal GE Rice Sale

August 2005: Genetically Engineered Rice in China

Publication | 2005-08-03 at 6:00

As of August 2005, no varieties of genetically engineered (GE) rice have been approved in China. However Greenpeace has discovered that GE rice seeds have been sold and grown commercially for a number of years. The GE rice is illegal, and has not...

Future of rice hangs in the balance as Chinese Biosafety Committee meets

Feature Story | 2005-06-22 at 12:30

The Chinese Biosafety Committee, an official advisory group under the Ministry of Agriculture, is meeting in Beijing this week to discuss the possible approval of genetically engineered (GE) rice. We urge the Committee to call for immediate...

Farmers inspecting packets of genetically

Image | 2005-06-13 at 7:00

Farmers inspecting packets of genetically engineered rice seed in Nongjiapanwan, Lijiadian Village, Wulijie Town, Jiangxia District, Wuhan. Trading and growing GE Rice varieties is illegal in China, but Greenpeace has discovered the Anti-pest 63...

Guangzhou people are exposed to risks of untested GE rice

Feature Story | 2005-06-13 at 6:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, raising fears that the untested GE rice is spreading out of control and has entered the food chain in major Chinese cities.

Commercial GE Rice is still illegal in China

Image | 2005-05-21 at 7:00

Commercial GE Rice is still illegal in China.

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Image | 2005-05-21 at 7:00

Anti-pest genetically engineered (GE) Shanyou 63 rice seeds being soaked (from Songzi Xingnong Company) in preparation for planting in Shangtukuzuiwan, Lijiadian Village, Wulijie Town, Jiangxia District, Wuhan. Trading and growing GE Rice...

Hubei farmers observing tests to detect genetically

Image | 2005-05-21 at 7:00

Hubei farmers observing tests to detect genetically engineered rice varieties in a paddy field in Nongjiapanwan, Lijiadian Village, Wulijie Town, Jiangxia District, Wuhan. Trading and growing GE Rice varieties is illegal in China, but Greenpeace...

Genetically engineered seedlings in a field

Image | 2005-05-21 at 7:00

Genetically engineered seedlings in a field in Hubei Province. Trading and growing GE Rice varieties is illegal in China, but Greenpeace has discovered the Anti-pest 63 variety being commercially traded and grown on several recent investigative...

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