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Glyphosate's under the spotlight

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | March 30, 2015

Pesticide Action Week 2015 had just started when I had read some interesting news:  "Roundup weedkiller 'probably'* causes cancer, says WHO study" The  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  – an agency affiliated...

Dolores farmers recovering from Typhoon Ruby, brace for onset of El Niño

Press release | March 29, 2015 at 10:33

Quezon City, Philippines – Just over three months after Typhoon Ruby struck the municipality of Dolores in Eastern Samar, many of the region’s farmers are now on the road to recovery and harvesting new crops following a farmer-to-farmer organic...

The strong arm of the Grrrowd

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 27, 2015

Grrrowd  is a powerful new model for crowdfunding legal cases involving human and environmental rights. It's the Kickstarter of class action suits, the Indiegogo of good cases for good causes. It's the place where  a poor Mexican...

Greenpeace ranking reveals fashion companies’ action on toxic pollution

Press release | March 19, 2015 at 14:15

Beijing/ Manila, 19 March 2015 – Greenpeace East Asia today released its Detox Catwalk, an online platform assessing how effectively major fashion brands are removing toxic chemicals from their supply chains and tackling water pollution [1].

Much ado about MINGO—lifesaving food packets

Blog entry by Virginia Benosa-Llorin | March 17, 2015

Let’s face it, the Philippines is a country more prone to natural calamities and disasters. A recently published report by the risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft said that the Philippines has, unfortunately,  21 out of 100 cities...

A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | March 11, 2015

Today, the 11th of March 2015, marks the fourth year since beginning of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters: the triple reactor core meltdowns and catastrophic containment building failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Running priest leads BasuRUN against Canadian toxic waste

Press release | March 10, 2015 at 16:09

Manila, Philippines – As the illegal Canadian toxic wastes continue to rot in the Port of Manila for over 600 days now, running priest Father Robert Reyes joined the call for Canada to immediately re-export the illegal shipment, as he and...

Women and Ecological Agriculture

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | March 8, 2015

International Women's Day has been observed for more than a century since it began as a special day to promote equal rights, including suffrage, for women. The story of women's struggle belongs to the collective efforts of all who...

My down-to-earth project

Blog entry by Virginia Benosa-Llorin | March 6, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of attending an activity of the Senate Committee on Food and Agriculture in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. It was the launch of a gardening project right inside a vacant lot of a...

Ecological agriculture can feed everyone; reduce food vulnerability – civil society

Press release | March 3, 2015 at 16:31

Quezon City—Civil society groups jointly called for the government on Tuesday to support a shift towards climate resilient ecological agriculture and embrace solutions that will reduce the nation’s vulnerability by ensuring food and nutrition...

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