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It's not just rice...

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | March 20, 2007

What do you know about rice? Except for being the staple food of almost the whole world, rice has a lot to offer. Here are some interesting facts about the most popular dish in the world. Enjoy!   Did you know? In Asia,...

Greenpeace challenges world leaders to accelerate UN climate negotiations. Chang(e)...

Feature story | September 26, 2009 at 6:00

On the eve of the United Nations climate negotiations in Bangkok, and 72 days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace today dared world leaders to stand up, show their mettle and take first step toward lasting climate solutions.

Pagbabago 2010

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | February 9, 2010 3 comments

Last February 7, a presidential forum was held in Miriam College, organized by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and TV5 . Six out of the 10 presidential candidates attended the event: Councilor JC De los...

World Environment Day: Bearing Witness Trip- Angat Watershed

Blog entry by Yhurri Mahinay / Solar Generation – Pilipinas | June 5, 2010 1 comment

From Solar Generation - Pilipinas Where does water come from?  A question that has been asked of me unexpectedly in one of the meetings I’ve attended for a cause.  I was taken aback for it was actually the first time that I heard...

Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to abandon Bt Talong

Feature story | September 29, 2010 at 20:43

Greenpeace and other members of the Network Opposed to Genetically Modified Organisms (NO2GMOs) today called on the government to immediately stop all field trials of genetically engineered Bt Talong, a.k.a. Bt Eggplant, and follow the example of...

Golden Rice a distraction to solving Vitamin A deficiency

Feature story | November 9, 2010 at 15:49

So called ‘golden’ rice will not help in the fight against vitamin A deficiency (VAD) according to a report released by Greenpeace at the International Rice Congress today. The report documents successful measures taken to minimise the impact of...

Stopping genetically engineered crops in the Philippines

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | January 11, 2011 1 comment

These past few months have been a whirlwind of forums and meetings with different groups including NGOs, the church, farmers, students, women, organic traders etc. - all because of the plans to commercialise Monsanto's Bt eggplant in...

Greenpeace moves to decontaminate Bt eggplant field trial site in the Philippines

Feature story | February 17, 2011 at 12:07

Bay, Laguna, Philippines - A Greenpeace decontamination unit today removed genetically-engineered Bt eggplant, locally known as ‘Talong’, from a field trial site in Barangay Paciano Rizal in Bay, Laguna, and sealed the experimental food crop in...

Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 22, 2011

“Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” -  Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Hungarian Biochemist, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine) Yesterday, I remember Albert, a member of our campaign team...

GMOs? Not on my plate

Blog entry by Danny Ocampo | May 19, 2011

Dear  friends, Food and celebrations are essential aspects of what defines Pinoy culture, not any less significant than People Power or the beauty of welcoming smiles and scenic locations.  In this regard, we would like to invite you...

Half-truths and wrong premises

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | July 25, 2011

Last July 14, The Truth About Trade & Technology published a blog, entitled “While others strive to feed the world, Greenpeace and activists destroy field trials”, which makes the bold claim that ”Greenpeace and other activist groups...

In response to the Department of Agriculture

Blog entry by Danny Ocampo | August 17, 2011

This letter is in Response to the article, “ DA biotech experts rap Greenpeace ” (Business Mirror, 15 August 2011, page B3). We feel that Dr. Candida Adalla, chief of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Biotechnology...

Sustainable Agriculture Congress

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | August 24, 2011

Beyond population growth, and the bleak availability of food for a majority of people and climate change impacts, there are many compelling reasons to start growing for all of us to opt for sustainable agriculture. In fact, it is long...

The Story of Broke: New Video and Interview with Annie Leonard

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | November 8, 2011

Are you sick and tired of corporate polluters not only destroying the environment but actively blocking the creation of a green economy for the 21st century? So is Annie Leonard, the film maker who has inspired millions with the ...

Year in Pictures 2011

Blog entry by Mike Townsley | December 20, 2011

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution...

Maraming salamat po

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 25, 2011

Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Merry Christmas. It all seems pretty much the same as this holiday season is about celebrating life and the hope that it brings when people take it upon themselves to do something out of the...

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | February 14, 2012 2 comments

There's a story doing the rounds again ,  about how Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! Monsanto had its pants pulled down by...

China hammers nails into the GE coffin – what country is next?

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | February 27, 2012

Recently China proposed to legislate against genetically engineered (GE) grains. This means that staple foods, such as rice cannot be researched, planted or sold on the Chinese market nor can it be exported. Greenpeace China has...

Problems with the relatives

Blog entry by Ditdit Pelegrina | April 17, 2012

Gene escape from Bt talong could create problem weeds in the Philippines Genetically engineered (GE) crops risk harm to the environment and our health. But exactly what are the dangers and how might they occur? One danger often...

India and the Philippines at forefront of campaign to protect eggplant diversity

Blog entry by Didit Pelegrina | May 8, 2012

Recently, Greenpeace in the Philippines  dressed up  as genetically engineered (GE) monster crops and  filed a case before the Supreme Court  asking to stop the on-going field trials of the GE insect resistant  Bt  eggplant, on...

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