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Negros: the Philippines' organic farming capital

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 25, 2009 3 comments

Last August 19, 2009  Greenpeace activists with 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). The activity was...

US court ruling on GMO rice affirms danger of Bayer crops

Press release | December 9, 2009 at 8:00

A United States federal jury ruling on 4 December 2009, that Bayer CropScience LP must pay US$2 million to two Missouri farmers, affirms that the responsibility for the consequences of contamination from genetically modified organisms (GMO) rests...

Negros sustainable agriculture under attack

Press release | August 12, 2009 at 17:09

The Philippines is in danger of losing its organic farming capital because a provincial ordinance promoting sustainable agriculture is under attack. Greenpeace issued the warning today as a series of deliberations are launched in Negros...

Smart Breeding: Marker-Assisted Selection, a non-invasive biotechnology alterative to...

Publication | November 13, 2009 at 8:00

While genetically-engineered plants have gained much public attention, another modern breeding technique called MAS (marker-assisted selection) has gone through a silent revolution in recent years.

GMOs not the answer – straight from the farmers’ mouth

Press release | October 15, 2009 at 8:00

A Thai woman is one of three farmers from around the world who are bringing the issue of the rejection of genetically modified (GMO) crops right to the European Commission’s front doorstep today. The farmers are meeting European Commissioner for...

Promote sustainable agriculture, support Negros's rejection of GMOs: Greenpeace

Press release | June 30, 2009 at 16:54

Greenpeace today called on the national government to follow the example of Negros Occidental in its vigilance against GMO crops (genetically modified organisms) to protect and promote sustainable agriculture in the country. The call came at the...

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a genetically-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces

Image | March 17, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a geneticaly-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words "GMO-FREE ZONE" at...

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