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Thailand benefits from GMO rice contamination scandal

Feature story | October 16, 2006 at 6:00

Thailand’s biggest rice exporters say there is no market for genetically-engineered (GE) crops. The rice exporters joined Greenpeace in a press conference entitled “Investing in Agriculture for Food Security” on World Food Day today to warn...

Greenpeace, farmers carve RP's first ever crop circle vs. Bt corn

Feature story | October 3, 2006 at 6:00

The Philippines' first ever crop circle marks the Global Day of Action to protect corn—one of the world’s most important staple foods—against contamination from genetically-engineered (GE) varieties.

Philippines' secondary staple is contaminated with GMOs

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | November 21, 2013

People in the cities, particularly Manila are probably only aware of one staple: rice. But what we don’t know is that our country has a secondary staple, white corn which is consumed on a regular basis mostly in the Visayas and...

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...

Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too

Blog entry by Wilhemina Pelegrina | October 16, 2016 2 comments

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...

Greenpeace installs ‘historical’ marker in IRRI compound

Feature story | April 14, 2010 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today delivered puto (rice cake) to the International Rice Research Institute on its 50th birthday, carrying the message “IRRI GO GE-Free!” and installed a ‘historical’ marker at the premises, to call on the Philippine-based...

Greenpeace report exposes high costs of Genetic Engineering of crops

Feature story | February 3, 2010 at 7:00

Greenpeace called on the Philippine government to promote and invest in ecological farming practices as a solution to the challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector. The call was made at the launch of a new report, "Counting the Costs of...

Hotels & restos join sectors urging Negros dads not to amend GMO ban

Feature story | September 16, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as chickens delivered a petition letter to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Negros Occidental telling them not to push through with any amendment to the ordinance preventing the entry of Genetically Modified...

Rice up against genetic engineering and climate change

Feature story | September 2, 2009 at 6:00

Today we're celebrating Southeast Asia's rich heritage of rice cultivation with a giant organic art work -- and reminding governments to protect our most important food crop from the threats of genetic engineering and climate change.

Negrenses rally to preseve the country's organic farming capital

Feature story | August 19, 2009 at 6:00

Around 400 farmers and members of church and civic groups trooped today to the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to uphold Provincial Ordinance 007, which bans the entry of genetically...

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