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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stand up for your rice!

Action | March 31, 2013 at 22:56

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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...

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...

Ecological Farming

Hub | June 24, 2013 at 16:00

Greenpeace is campaigning for agriculture that is good for the planet and people. Healthy food grown with the environment — not against it. Farming that helps cope with climate change.

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...

Greenpeace to FDA: There is no proof that GMOs are safe

Press release | July 5, 2013 at 14:32

Manila — Greenpeace today rubbished claims made by the Food and Drug Administration that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the market “have met international food standards and are safe as and as nutritious as the food derived from...

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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.

Greenpeace, et al won Bt Talong’s last legal battle at the appellate court level

Press release | September 29, 2013 at 15:30

Manila, Philippines – After one year and five months of legal battle on the Writ of Kalikasan against Bt Talong field trials, the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed its earlier decision that uphold the right of Filipinos to a healthy and balanced...

Stop wasting money on GMOs, support ecological organic farming, government told

Press release | October 1, 2013 at 13:44

Manila, Philippines -– Following the Resolution issued by the Court of Appeals (CA) that granted with finality the Writ of Kalikasan against Bt talong field testings, Greenpeace and other civil society groups calls on the government to implement...

Greenpeace wants Congress to investigate GMO regulation

Press release | October 16, 2013 at 15:36

Quezon City, Philippines 16 October 2013 – Today on World Food Day, Greenpeace activists rallied at the House of Representatives, carrying banners reading “Investigate GMO Regulation” and “I want GMO-free foods”. They urged Congress to...

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...

Golden Illusion

Publication | October 18, 2013 at 1:53

GE ‘Golden’ rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE ‘Golden’ rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

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...

Golden Rice

Page | October 22, 2013 at 23:30

The so-called 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

National Organic Agriculture Conference

Image gallery | October 23, 2013

Laguna trial court has lifted warrant of arrest against Greenpeace campaigners

Press release | November 11, 2013 at 15:00

Quezon City, Philippines - The bench warrant issued against three Greenpeace campaigners for allegedly failing to attend a court hearing in connection with a decontamination action on a Bt talong field trial has been lifted following the November...

White Corn in the Philippines

Publication | November 19, 2013 at 17:30

This report confirms the incidence of genetic contamination of the Philippines' traditional white corn varieties. All samples tested positive for contamination, with some samples showing high levels (up to 40 % contamination) in the genetic...

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...

Supreme Court dismisses industry lobby group appeal to intervene on Writ of Kalikasan...

Press release | December 4, 2013 at 17:06

Manila — Greenpeace today welcomed the Supreme Court’s resolution to dismiss with finality the appeal of a GMO lobby group to intervene in the Writ of Kalikasan case against genetically-engineered Bt eggplant field trials. The appeal was filed by...

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 ...

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...

Thank you for standing up for Southeast Asia

Video | December 31, 2013 at 11:23

Together we have showed the world what is possible by showing our unified voice that we want to create a global sanctuary around the North Pole, and ban offshore drilling and destructive industry in the Arctic. Together we have stood to...

Year 2013 in Pictures

Image gallery | December 31, 2013

'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! ...

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...

Procter & Gamble brings rainforest destruction into bathrooms, says Greenpeace

Press release | February 26, 2014 at 16:00

Jakarta/ Manila, 26 February 2014 – Procter & Gamble, which makes Head & Shoulders, is sourcing palm oil from companies connected to orangutan habitat clearance in Indonesia, making consumers part of a widespread forest destruction scandal.

Greenpeace and MASIPAG ask the SC to uphold the Writ of Kalikasan on Bt Talong field...

Press release | March 5, 2014 at 15:33

Manila, Philippines— Today, Greenpeace and members of the Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pagunlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) trooped to the Supreme Court to ask that the courts uphold the Writ of Kalikasan on the field trials of the...

'Golden' rice

Hub | April 7, 2014 at 18:00

The so-called 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

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,...

Pahiyas Festival in Quezon province

Image gallery | May 19, 2014

Policy experts say environmental protection is crucial to ASEAN economic integration...

Press release | May 20, 2014 at 14:56

Manila, Philippines, 20 May 2014—The protection of Southeast Asia’s natural and human resource base must be ensured as the region moves towards economic integration in 2015 and beyond. This was the pronouncement made by regional policy experts,...

"Yes to Ecological Agriculture" Project Launch

Image gallery | September 19, 2014

Cooking Demo at the Diversity Fair

Image gallery | September 24, 2014

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...

Greenpeace statement on the ARMM government’s strong support for organic food...

Press release | October 3, 2014 at 16:21

Manila, Philippines— Recently, the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao signed a memorandum of agreement pushing for more livelihood projects through organic food production in Basilan. Daniel Ocampo, Ecological Agriculture Campaigner for...

Cebuanos reject GE ‘Golden’ rice anew, calls support for Ecological Agriculture

Press release | October 8, 2014 at 15:39

Cebu City -- At the People’s Forum on Ecological Agriculture held today in Cebu City, more than 400 leaders representing various farming group, women and youth organizations, consumer and health advocates have declared strong opposition against...

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...

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...

Groups mount the country’s largest ‘food art’ to demand government support for...

Press release | October 18, 2014 at 13:49

Quezon City, Philippines-– Today, Greenpeace and other civic groups— composed of farmers, mothers, health advocates, organic consumers and traders and policy makers— came together to celebrate the country’s rich and diverse agricultural heritage.

Simultaneous protest actions against GM ‘Golden’ Rice staged in Manila and Davao

Press release | November 11, 2014 at 14:08

Manila/Davao City—Various stakeholders took action today calling on the Philippine government to protect the country’s diverse rice varieties threatened by Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), particularly GM ‘Golden’ Rice [1] which is set to...

Protect our Rice

Image gallery | November 11, 2014

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