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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 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...

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...

Rice Love on Valentine’s

Feature story | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Hundreds turned up to plant rice on Valentine's day at a Greenpeace event designed to call on Thais to show real love for their own rice.

Lovers plant their love for Thai rice

Page | February 16, 2009 at 17:11

Bangkok, Thailand, 14 February 2009 -- Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists celebrated Valentine's Day today by planting rice at Suan Rot Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice". Jarunthada Karnasuta,...

Thailand’s rice in Guinness World Records

Feature story | January 23, 2009 at 13:11

Greenpeace unveiled the Guinness World Record certifying Thailand as the largest exporter of rice in the world. Greenpeace nominated Thailand for this prestigious record to generate greater pride about Thai rice and raise people’s awareness on...

RP's top chefs unite to support GMO-Free rice

Feature story | November 30, 2008 at 7:00

The country's top chefs have signed up today as ambassadors for GMO-free rice.

Ties that bind: regulatory capture in the country's GMO approval process

Feature story | October 2, 2007 at 6:00

Multinational agri-biotech companies have captured the process governing the approval and regulation of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs ) in the country, beginning with concerned agencies of the Department of Agriculture, Greenpeace revealed.

Keep our rice GMO free!

Feature story | February 6, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace slapped the National Food Authority (NFA) with a Notice of Violation for allowing the importation and continued sale of genetically-modified rice which, by law, cannot be legally distributed and marketed for human consumption in the...

Ministry of Agriculture revives GE-contamination threat in Thailand

Press release | May 15, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today cautioned Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) against moves by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to lift the existing ban on open field trials of genetically modified organisms in the country. The environmental group...

I love my rice GMO free

Page | March 16, 2007 at 11:09

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Feature story | August 22, 2009 at 6:00

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

Indonesian people take action to stop forest and climate crime because Yudhoyono won’t

Feature story | August 6, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace, the West Kalimantan offices of Walhi and AMAN took action to protect Indonesian rainforests and peatlands from being destroyed by Indonesia’s largest forest criminal Sinar Mas in the heart of Borneo today. The non-violent direct...

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