Stop dumping contaminated food Import statistics show that Southeast Asia is importing grain, food and feed ingredients derived from commodities such as soya, maize, and canola. The bulk of GM crops originate from known GM food producing countries like the US, Canada, and Argentina. The US, in particular, is one of the biggest exporters of soya and corn to the Southeast Asian region. Given the huge acreage devoted to the cultivation of GM crops in these countries and the absence of mechanisms to segregate such crops from non-GE agricultural products, it is safe to assume that contamination of feedstock for various food manufacturing processes in the region is already taking place. Recent food analytical tests done in Thailand and the Philippines would confirm that this in fact is the case.

Greenpeace believes that the adoption of the Biosafety Protocol, which aims to regulate the transboundary movement of GMOs, will protect the region from the onslaught of contaminated imports. As part of its campaign, Greenpeace will be lobbying governments in the region to swiftly ratify the Biosafety Protocol and facilitate its entry into legal force as well as promulgate national policies and mechanisms to require segregation of supplies, regular testing programs - if not a blanket ban on GM food imports.

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Noodles, dimsum and other plant-based Asian faves at Wabi-Sabi Noodle House (5th of 5...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 24, 2018

Looking forward to intimate catch-ups with friends this holiday season? Why not huddle over bowls of steaming hot noodles while swapping juicy stories? Even better, how about doing all that while sticking to a plant-based diet? ...

Plant-based with an exciting spice-y twist in a trip to Little India Healthy Cuisine...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 23, 2018

Think plant-based food is plain and boring? Make your way to Little India Healthy Cuisine for your next holiday gathering and it'll change your mind in one bite! Located at 24F Malingap St., Teachers Village, the restaurant...

Goodness, it's gulay! Familiar flavors in a plant-based package served up at The...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 19, 2018

Thought you'd have to leave delicious dishes behind if you went plant-based? It's a Christmas miracle, 'cause the answer is no! The Vegetarian Kitchen's southern fried "chicken" At The Vegetarian Kitchen, located at 62 B...

Have a colorful salad or pasta plate in farm-to-table QC restaurant Earth Kitchen...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 16, 2018

Calendar packed with reunions? We know some places for your  plant-based fix! And we promise, your friends will enjoy themselves  too! Here's the second of our five-part series on Quezon City restaurant  options where you can...

Vegan longganisa (that's not a typo) and more at plant-based QC restaurant Pipino - 1...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 11, 2018

PSA: Bringing in more plant-based meals to your diet doesn't mean having to eat salads all the time. There are tons of delicious options that contain fruits, vegetables,  grains, nuts, and soy products! Think langka barbecue ribs,...

Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too

Blog entry by Wilhemina Pelegrina | October 16, 2016 1 comment

Typhoon Haiyan challenged Filipinos on all fronts. We were witness to the damages it caused to lives and livelihoods. We saw our failure in securing our food and agriculture with the collapse of Tacloban’s food system. We heard stories...

Food security can’t wait for GE’s empty promises

Blog entry by Herman van Bekkem and Wilhelmina Pelegrina | July 1, 2016

Across vast tracts of the Philippines, farmers are adapting their farming methods to withstand climate change. They're producing food in times of drought and typhoons through resilient forms of ecological agriculture. Meanwhile some...

International Women's Day 2016: Celebrating bravery, celebrating ourselves

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | March 8, 2016

I have always believed that the women’s movement was created because we have so much to give, and not so much for the things we will receive. Before the term gender equality was even coined, many women already have made strides to...

A Challenge to the Presidential Candidates: How do you solve a problem like El Nino?

Blog entry by Hazel Tanchuling, guest blogger | February 20, 2016

According to experts, El Nino is a cyclical event that is caused by the warming of the eastern equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean. Its effect in the Philippines is dry (below normal rainfall), warm (slightly higher temperature than...

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