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The boon of living sustainably, slowly according to Bukid ni Bogs

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | April 19, 2018

Everything can be learned from ground up. These words are particularly true for Bogs Castro, a permaculture farmer who manages Bukid ni Bogs , an agroecological farming and training center that promotes sustainable organic...

2017: A Year in Photos

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 22, 2017

We knew what we needed to do in 2017. We turned our sentiments into action. We resisted and persisted. Our campaigns gained ground and we were taught valuable lessons as we spoke truth to power. It's time now for us to take stock and...

5 reasons you should support the Monsanto Tribunal

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | October 13, 2016

A  symbolic trial  being held in The Hague, Netherlands this week could shape the future of the food we eat. Agrochemical giant Monsanto faces people who have suffered from the corporation's greed-driven approach to agriculture.

Food security can’t wait for GE’s empty promises

Blog entry by Herman van Bekkem and Wilhelmina Pelegrina | July 1, 2016

Across vast tracts of the Philippines, farmers are adapting their farming methods to withstand climate change. They're producing food in times of drought and typhoons through resilient forms of ecological agriculture. Meanwhile some...

What pictures will my children be taking for future World Environment Days?

Blog entry by Grace Duran-Cabus | June 3, 2016

In 2009, I became the Southeast Asia photo editor for an environmental organization: Greenpeace. It wasn’t easy for me, since I knew I will be working with many professional photographers working in different countries, with different...

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...

2015: Greenpeace Year in Pictures

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 24, 2015

2015 has been historic for Greenpeace. Together with you and the rest of our countless supporters – we have stepped up our game towards building a planet which is ecologically sound, healthy and liveable. Thanks to our team of photo...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 22, 2015

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | October 31, 2015

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

We have the power to shape the future of food and farming

Feature story | October 27, 2015 at 16:58

We have finally launched our #IAmHampasLupa Electoral Campaign, aimed at mobilizing young people to get more involved in our country’s agriculture.

#IAmHampasLupa: Back to what really matters

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | October 16, 2015 2 comments

Two farmers, different stories. Arthritis-ridden Florencio Urquia wept for his country, a land of almost a hundred million people who seem to forget how to and who tills the soil to produce the food they eat. Last Wednesday, in an...

Join the food conversation this Nutrition Month!

Feature story | July 10, 2015 at 11:45

When we talk of hunger and nutrition issues in the Philippines, many factors come into play, such as poverty, agriculture, access to food, consumption, and our existing food systems. But where do consumers – ordinary people like you and me – fit...

The grass is always greener on the other side (as long your neighbor doesn’t use Roundup)

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | April 23, 2015

Today is Earth Day, and approximately one month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, probably causes cancer . In the Netherlands, where I live,...

A heartfelt, much needed message to future generations

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | April 22, 2015

Prince Ea 's latest thought-provoking video truly strikes a chord. He summarized so well the environmental crisis we are facing of far greater, planetary proportions. Indicators such as species extinctions, forest declines, and climate...

Glyphosate's under the spotlight

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | March 30, 2015 1 comment

Pesticide Action Week 2015 had just started when I had read some interesting news:  "Roundup weedkiller 'probably'* causes cancer, says WHO study" The  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  – an agency affiliated...

The strong arm of the Grrrowd

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 27, 2015

Grrrowd  is a powerful new model for crowdfunding legal cases involving human and environmental rights. It's the Kickstarter of class action suits, the Indiegogo of good cases for good causes. It's the place where  a poor Mexican...

My down-to-earth project

Blog entry by Virginia Benosa-Llorin | March 6, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of attending an activity of the Senate Committee on Food and Agriculture in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. It was the launch of a gardening project right inside a vacant lot of a...

What inspires you to support Greenpeace Philippines?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 26, 2014 1 comment

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” ~ Harald Zindler The holidays are always a good time to look back and reflect on the year that passed so that we can face the coming year with confidence...

Filipino farmers share 'seeds of hope'

Blog entry by Wilhelmina Pelegrina | December 21, 2014

Ecological farmers in the Philippines have pooled their expertise and resources and travelled close to 600 km (370 miles) to help farmers in Dolores, Eastern Samar, get back on their feet following Typhoon Hagupit. Communities were...

Food is life. And food is as precious and varied as life itself.

Blog entry by Pat Cuonzo | October 16, 2014

Today's hashtag #WFD2014 marks the day that the world dedicates to food and nutrition. We are celebrating World Food Day with  Ida Frosk's Food Art . Of course, it's easy to celebrate food and its variety if your plate is...

Cebu Food Diversity Fair

Blog entry by Andrea Xayide Gaurana | October 13, 2014

For an ordinary consumer like me, organic products do not seem commonplace in our readily accessible markets. We’re still stuck in the age of processed food, canned fruits, and packaged, well-labeled vegetables. Although I may have...

Farmers face uncertainties because of GMO contamination

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | September 24, 2014

Eugenio Geraldo is a 51-year old farmer from Tomigbong, San Luis in Malitbog, in the province of Bukidnon. He is married and has six children. He started farming as early as 1971 and farming has remained his source of livelihood when...

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,...

Pep up your Valentine's day with these quirky e-cards

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez and Jenny Tuazon | February 13, 2014

Who says environmental activists can’t pull off pick-up lines? For the mushiest, soppiest time of the year, we rounded up some eco-friendly conversation openers that you can use, whether you’re looking to woo that special someone or...

'Golden' rice ignores the risks, the people, and the real solutions

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | January 9, 2014

'Golden' rice is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition. But it should be for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept the technology - and they don't want it! ...

There is power in connectivity

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 30, 2013

A snapshot of the year that came to pass and the wonderful things that Greenpeace were able to accomplish would not have been possible if not for your generous extension of your time, skills and resources to help us make our vision of...

Greenpeace Philippines' Top 12 Facebook Posts of 2013

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 28, 2013

We are truly grateful to all our friends on Facebook who have shown continuing support to our campaigns through liking, sharing and commenting to every post that we share. This year is a blast for Greenpeace Philippines Facebook page ...

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...

Choosing the path of organic agriculture

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | October 22, 2013 1 comment

Last week, I went to the 10 th  National Organic Agriculture Congress attended by around 3000 participants from farmers to government officials, NGOs, producers and the business sector at the Philippine International Convention Center...

Ecological Agriculture: the future of food production

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | October 16, 2013

Time and again we have heard that business as usual is compromising the health of our environment which then has a profound impact on human health and well-being.  The way humans have unceasingly poisoned our soils, water and air...

Greenpeace advocates for the rights of Filipinos not corporations

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | August 12, 2013

Over the past few weeks, there has been a series of articles claiming that Greenpeace is anti-science, that we oppose development and - even more outlandishly - that we are puppets whose strings are being pulled by European paymasters.

On Academic Freedom and the CA ruling on Bt Talong

Blog entry by Romeo F. Quijano, M.D. | July 3, 2013

On June 22, 2013, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published a paid advertisement entitled “Professional Scientific Societies Support Bt Talong Field Trials. UPLB Will Ask the Court of Appeals to Reconsider its Decision to Stop the Field...

The fake promises of GE crops

Blog entry by Janet Cotter | June 22, 2013

There's been a lot of 'noise' recently about how genetically engineered (GE) crops can help "feed the world", and that they can help agriculture in a climate-affected world. But are these promises real or just hype? If we look at...

When will governments learn that GE crops are uncontrollable?

Blog entry by Janet Cotter | June 1, 2013

Shockwaves are being felt across the world's wheat markets following the first-ever discovery of unauthorised genetically engineered wheat growing on a US farm – a development that gives further proof that GE crops cannot be controlled...

Oriental Mindoro: GMOs, Keep Out!

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | March 7, 2013

Last January, I was invited again in Oriental Mindoro by our local partners to help them in their protest against the plans to plant GMOs in the province despite the existing ban in the province. Going back there reminded me of the...

GMO-free Mindoro fights back

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | January 24, 2013

Even before the year started, I was already informed that there are moves from some sectors to reintroduce GM corn in the province of Oriental Mindoro despite provincial ordinance banning its propagation. This move is coming from...

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...

No room on our plates for ‘golden’ rice

Blog entry by Ditdit Pelegrina | October 16, 2012

On the 16th of October, the global community celebrates World Food Day – this year, with a special emphasis on the role of cooperatives in feeding the world. But even as we celebrate the noble ideal, it is important to pay heed to...

Join the global resistance against GMOs

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | September 18, 2012

Truth is stranger than fiction Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables...

24 children used as guinea pigs in genetically engineered "Golden Rice" trial

Blog entry by Monica Tan, Greenpeace East Asia | August 31, 2012

The above picture taken from our 2004 'Rice is Life' tour where we captured images from traditional, chemical-free paddy fields. How would you feel if I told you that a group of scientists had come to the United States, and fed ...

Some scientists are either lying, or they did not do their research (Part II)

Blog entry by Danny Ocampo | May 15, 2012

In the first part of this blog , we’ve pointed out that GMO proponents are trying to paint critics of genetically modified crops as being unscientific, when it is in fact GMO pushers who are trying to sweep scientific facts under the...

Greenpeace wins landmark GE eggplant court case

Blog entry by Ditdit Pelegrina | May 14, 2012

In a  landmark decision  the Philippine Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Greenpeace Philippines and other petitioners who  launched a court case  against on-going field trials of genetically engineered (GE) Bt eggplant.  ...

Some scientists are either lying, or they did not do their research

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | May 10, 2012

Genetic manipulation of food crops poses threats to human health, the environment, and the livelihood of farmers. This is what true and unbiased science warns us about. Yet, sadly, some respected names have been turning a blind eye...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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.

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