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Greenpeace to FDA: There is no proof that GMOs are safe

Press release | July 5, 2013 at 14:32

Manila — Greenpeace today rubbished claims made by the Food and Drug Administration that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the market “have met international food standards and are safe as and as nutritious as the food derived from...

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Greenpeace wants Congress to investigate GMO regulation

Press release | October 16, 2013 at 15:36

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...

Laguna trial court has lifted warrant of arrest against Greenpeace campaigners

Press release | November 11, 2013 at 15:00

Quezon City, Philippines - The bench warrant issued against three Greenpeace campaigners for allegedly failing to attend a court hearing in connection with a decontamination action on a Bt talong field trial has been lifted following the November...

Pahiyas Festival: A colorful glimpse into our farming roots

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | May 18, 2014

The Philippines has had a long affinity with rice.  Our rice farming history dates back to antiquity, perhaps most vividly manifested in the iconic rice terraces carved into the hillsides of northern Philippines.  At one point in time,...

GMO-free Philippines: In the catacombs of broken dreams?

Blog entry by Leonardo Avila, guest blogger | December 11, 2012 1 comment

A very significant event happened this year, that is for those who believe that farming or agriculture must not only provide healthy and abundant food for everyone but must give substantial benefits to the farmers who are the producers...

Problems with the relatives

Publication | May 3, 2012 at 13:55

Brinjal (also called eggplant or talong) is a popular vegetable in South and Southeast Asia. However, the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE), also called genetically modified, or GM) Bt brinjal poses risks to the environment and possibly...

Greenpeace commends Court ruling to stop field trials of Bt talong

Press release | May 24, 2013 at 13:36

Greenpeace welcomes the ruling issued by the Court of Appeals that granted the ‘Writ of Kalikasan’ to stop the field trials of Bt eggplant. In their decision, the court ordered the respondents to ‘permanently cease and desist from further...

Pahiyas Festival in Quezon province

Image gallery | May 19, 2014

Genetically engineered Bt brinjal and the implications for plant biodiversity - revisited

Publication | May 3, 2012 at 13:30

Concerns over the commercial release of genetically modified (GM), Bt brinjal, also called aubergine or talong, relate to biosafety. One major concern is the potential for transgene flow from Bt brinjal to wild, weedy and cultivated relatives. As...

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Greenpeace, et al won Bt Talong’s last legal battle at the appellate court level

Press release | September 29, 2013 at 15:30

Manila, Philippines – After one year and five months of legal battle on the Writ of Kalikasan against Bt Talong field trials, the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed its earlier decision that uphold the right of Filipinos to a healthy and balanced...

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