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Greenpeace testing finds illegal pesticide levels in Tesco's China produce

Press release | 2011-09-08 at 16:46

Greenpeace has called on UK supermarket giant Tesco to sell safe food in China after testing revealed illegal levels of pesticides in agricultural products sold at Tesco's China stores. Greenpeace-commissioned testing of fruit, vegetables and...

The bitter story of the Chinese word for tea

Feature Story | 2012-04-17 at 10:30 1 comment

The story behind the Chinese word for tea (茶) reveals two faces to a seemingly innocuous word. Next time you brew a pot, ask yourself, are you drinking pure tea, or something much more dangerous?

Lipton tea bags laced with toxic pesticides

Press release | 2012-04-24 at 10:12

April 24, 2012, Beijing – A Greenpeace investigation has found that Lipton, the world’s best-selling tea brand, sold tea bags to Chinese consumers that violated Chinese laws and failed EU safety standards.

2010 Supermarket Ranking Guide

Publication | 2011-03-25 at 7:00

Does your supermarket make an effort to stock healthy, safe foods? Does your supermarket promise to eliminate five of the most hazardous kinds of pesticides? Find out which major supermarket chain in China and Hong Kong does the most for customer...

Greenpeace: The 12th Five-Year Plan Must Drive a Green Transformation

Press release | 2011-03-03 at 7:00

On the eve of the National People’s Congress, Greenpeace calls for China to strengthen and improve the 12th Five-Year Plan’s language and data on energy, environment taxation, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other environmental issues.

This 'Sanqi' flower has a toxic secret

Image | 2013-09-30 at 6:00

A close-up of the Panax pseudoginseng, or 'Sanqi' flower. Wenshan, Yunnan Province. Panax pseudo-ginseng, has been well reputed since ancient times for its ability to quicken blood flow, dissolve stasis, and eliminate swelling and pains. Wenshan...

Pseudo-ginseng farms in Yunnan, China

Image | 2013-07-01 at 6:00

A field covered in black netting enclosures a pseudo-ginseng farm in Dehou Town, Wenshan County, Yunnan Province. Wenshan is the origin and main production area for pseudo-ginseng and accounts for almost 98 percent of China's total pseudo-ginseng...

The 1960s "Green Revolution" was wrong - but we can get it right

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 2013-09-24

The following is an excerpt from our report 'Chinese Herbs: Elixir of Health or Pesticide Cocktail?',  which can be read in full here . The so-called "Green Revolution" that William Gaud, Former Director of the US Agency for...

It's about to get a little safer to drink Chinese tea

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2012-07-23

You may remember earlier this year we bought 18 tea products at random from nine tea companies in China, and after sending the samples to be tested discovered that a whopping 12 of the 18 samples contained at least one pesticide...

Exported: Chinese herbs laced with toxic pesticides

Blog entry by Eric Darier | 2013-07-03

Although widely known since 2009 as the world's largest exporter, a new Greenpeace East Asia investigation has now revealed that China is also exporting traditional Chinese herbs laced with a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues. ...

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