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Groups cite significance of Laudato Si to Philippine food and agriculture

Press release | August 19, 2015 at 14:31

Manila— For the first time since Pope Francis issued his game-changing encyclical Laudato Si, church groups, environmentalists, farmers and indigenous peoples’ organizations discussed and analyzed the papal encyclical’s significance specifically...

GE rice paper retracted from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – Greenpeace...

Press release | August 11, 2015 at 14:23

Beijing — Greenpeace East Asia welcomes the recent retraction of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, on the genetically engineered (GE) ‘Golden’ Rice paper by Guangwen Tang, as an important step in upholding ethical standards in research.

Greenpeace and nutrition experts weigh in on the country’s ‘food emergency’ situation

Press release | August 5, 2015 at 15:45

Quezon City — Today, environmental group Greenpeace, along with various stakeholders from the food and nutrition research sector, the agriculture industry, the academe, religious groups and other civil society organizations convened to discuss...

Opposition of commercial fishers to the amended fisheries law could bring the country...

Press release | July 24, 2015 at 13:21

Manila— A protest called Fishing Holiday orchestrated by some traders and commercial fishing operations in Manila Bay on Thursday morning showed that the main actors responsible for emptying our seas don’t want illegal fishing to end. The...

Envi orgs slam disposal of Canadian waste in PH landfill

Press release | July 10, 2015 at 13:40

Manila – Environmental and public health groups expressed frustration and disappointment over the sudden disposal of 29 of the 50 container vans containing mixed wastes that were illegally imported from Canada, despite the absence of a court...

Landmark ordinance in Cebu sets to establish the country’s first shark and ray sanctuary

Press release | July 3, 2015 at 12:38

Cebu City— Almost a year after Cebu hosted the first Philippine Shark Summit, the province strengthened its commitment to protect shark and ray species by establishing the country’s first shark and ray sanctuary, located close to Malapascua...

Why the Pope's Encyclical on the environment should speed up the end of the...

Press release | June 18, 2015 at 18:30

Rome/Manila - Reacting to the Pope's Encyclical on the environment, Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director at Greenpeace, said:

People from the Philippines and Pacific Island nations sign declaration to hold big...

Press release | June 9, 2015 at 16:28

Port Vila, Vanuatu, 9 June, 2015 — People from climate-impacted communities from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji and the Solomon Islands as well as representatives from the Philippines have vowed to seek ‘Climate Justice’ and hold big polluters...

Groups urge Congress to ban pesticide aerial spraying

Press release | June 9, 2015 at 14:22

Quezon City, 9 June 2015 – Today, the anti-aerial spraying network Mamamayan Ayaw sa Aerial Spraying (MAAS) and other allies called on Congress to pass the long-delayed bill banning aerial spraying in banana plantations nationwide, saying that...

Zero waste groups back environmentally-sound management of waste electrical and...

Press release | June 3, 2015 at 13:52

Quezon City—Zero waste groups led by the EcoWaste Coalition signified their support for a strong regulation that will promote the environmentally-sound management (ESM) of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), reputedly “the fastest...

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