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'Golden' rice

Hub | April 7, 2014 at 16:00

The so-called 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

Say no to genetic engineering

Hub | August 23, 2010 at 16:17

Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables strawberries with fish genes, corn with...

Rice

Page | February 15, 2007 at 17:44

Rice has been part of our staple diet around the world for over 10,000 years, it is cultivated in 113 countries - in China alone there are 75,000 varieties. Rice production accounts for 11 percent of the world's arable land, or 500 million...

Greenpeace wants Congress to investigate GMO regulation

Press release | October 16, 2013 at 13:36

Quezon City, Philippines 16 October 2013 – Today on World Food Day, Greenpeace activists rallied at the House of Representatives, carrying banners reading “Investigate GMO Regulation” and “I want GMO-free foods”. They urged Congress to...

Greenpeace and MASIPAG ask the SC to uphold the Writ of Kalikasan on Bt Talong field...

Press release | March 5, 2014 at 14:33

Manila, Philippines— Today, Greenpeace and members of the Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pagunlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) trooped to the Supreme Court to ask that the courts uphold the Writ of Kalikasan on the field trials of the...

Mindanao groups say ‘Yes’ to Ecological Agriculture

Press release | September 18, 2014 at 14:17

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines— Today, various groups have expressed their full support to a new Greenpeace initiative that aims to promote and strengthen Ecological Agriculture in the Philippines. Representatives from the local government,...

Greenpeace statement on the ARMM government’s strong support for organic food...

Press release | October 3, 2014 at 14:21

Manila, Philippines— Recently, the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao signed a memorandum of agreement pushing for more livelihood projects through organic food production in Basilan. Daniel Ocampo, Ecological Agriculture Campaigner for...

Cebuanos reject GE ‘Golden’ rice anew, calls support for Ecological Agriculture

Press release | October 8, 2014 at 13:39

Cebu City -- At the People’s Forum on Ecological Agriculture held today in Cebu City, more than 400 leaders representing various farming group, women and youth organizations, consumer and health advocates have declared strong opposition against...

Wheat

Page | September 30, 2004 at 16:56

Wheat forms an important part of many people's diet in both the developed and developing world. It is not as high a value crop as soya or maize and is technically difficult to genetically engineer, so has only more recently become a focus for the...

Patents on Life

Page | September 30, 2004 at 18:38

Biological diversity is undergoing a dangerous wave of privatisation under the label of "intellectual property rights," through the patenting of plants, animals, genes and smaller parts of DNA.

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