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Students plant rice in a demonstration field

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Students plant rice in a demonstration field. Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists celebrated Valetine's Day today by plating rice seedlings at Suan Rod Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice". Greenpeace...

Kids plant rice seedlings on a model rice

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Kids plant rice seedlings on a model rice field. Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists celebrated Valetine's Day today by plating rice seedlings at Suan Rod Fai Park at an event called "Grow Your Love for Thai Rice".

Jarunthada Karnasuta

Image | February 14, 2009 at 7:00

Jarunthada Karnasuta, the permanent secretary of the MInistry of Agriculture, presided over the opening ceremonies by planting the first organic rice seedling at a model rice farm.Greenpeace supporters, artists and prominent agriculturists...

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,...

Rice art in Thailand

Feature story | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show an...

Greenpeace supporters

Image | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice today in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show...

Greenpeace supporters

Image | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice today in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show...

Greenpeace supporters

Image | March 7, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace supporters, volunteers and farmers planted organic rice today in a bid to create the first ever art on a rice field in Thailand. The 10-rai rice field in Ratchaburi province will grow into a beautiful art in the next 4 months to show...

"Hands off our rice!"

Feature story | March 18, 2009 at 7:00

The iconic Philippine rice terraces in Ifugao, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have been declared a 'GMO - Free Zone'. And the first 'rice art' was planted in Thailand as a symbol of solidarity against genetically modified rice.

GMO Corn invades Filipino food and feed

Press release | April 23, 2009 at 19:05

Amidst continuing interception and seizures of illegal GMO corn varieties in Negros Occidental, Greenpeace today demanded that the Philippine Government issue an outright ban on all genetically-modified (GMO) food crops. Earlier this month,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace set up two doors in front of the

Image | August 19, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace set up two doors in front of the Negros Occidental provincial capitol to signify the choice between an organic, GMO-free Negros (Green) and a GMO-Contaminated future (black). Greenpeace challenged the Provincial Council members to...

Greenpeace volunteers unfurl a banner during

Image | August 19, 2009 at 19:30

Greenpeace volunteers unfurl a banner during a protest in front of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol to press members of the Sangguniang Panglalawigan (SP) to uphold the ban on GMOs. Greenpeace is encouraging the Provincial Council to...

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.

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...

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.

Food Security and Climate Change: The answer is biodiversity

Publication | September 2, 2009 at 8:00

A review of scientific publications on climate change adaptation in agriculture.

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...

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...

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.

GMO myths debunked with Marker Assisted Selection (MAS)

Press release | November 13, 2009 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report released today in Manila effectively puts genetic engineering where it belongs—into the dustbins of history. The report “Smart Breeding: Marker Assisted Breeding, a non-invasive biotechnology alternative to genetic...

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...

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...

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...

International Rice Research Institute Deputy

Image | April 14, 2010 at 6:00

International Rice Research Institute Deputy Director General for Research Achim Dobermann receives a rice cake with the message "IRRI GO GE-Free!" from a Greenpeace activist.

A security officer tries to cover the photographer's

Image | April 14, 2010 at 6:00

A security officer tries to cover the photographer's lens during a Greenpeace activity at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Greenpeace activists installed a 'historical' marker in the International Rice Research (IRRI).

Food for thought

Video | April 8, 2011 at 21:30

25 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, residents of the area are still exposed to the radiation. They depend on contaminated food and milk.

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...

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 ...

Fear of food

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | October 16, 2013

I’d never been one to put a lot of thought into what I eat. It used to be that much of the “thinking” happened in calling to mind what I’m craving for, how much money’s in my pocket, or what’s most accessible at a given moment.

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...

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...

Mindanao groups say ‘Yes’ to Ecological Agriculture

Press release | September 18, 2014 at 16:17

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines— Today, various groups have expressed their full support to a new Greenpeace initiative that aims to promote and strengthen Ecological Agriculture in the Philippines. Representatives from the local government,...

Cooking Demo at the Diversity Fair

Image gallery | September 24, 2014

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...

Greenpeace and nutrition experts weigh in on the country’s ‘food emergency’ situation

Press release | August 5, 2015 at 17:45

Quezon City — Today, environmental group Greenpeace, along with various stakeholders from the food and nutrition research sector, the agriculture industry, the academe, religious groups and other civil society organizations convened to discuss...

Greenpeace urges Binay to support climate resilience in Typhoon Lando response

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 17:45

Manila – Greenpeace today urged Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay to support long-term climate resiliency solutions in agriculture, saying providing hybrid rice to farmers impacted by Typhoon Lando was a stop-gap measure that would not...

Greenpeace holds #IAmHampasLupa seed response to help Benguet farmers recover from...

Press release | October 30, 2015 at 14:22

Tublay, Benguet – Greenpeace, together with its partners, carried out the #IamHampasLupa seed transfer on Friday to help farming communities in Tublay and La Trinidad, Benguet recover from the impacts of Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu).

8 out of 10 Filipinos will go for Presidential bet with food and agriculture in platform

Press release | January 11, 2016 at 13:00

Quezon City, 11 January 2016 – Nearly eight out of 10, or 76% of 1200 respondents will vote for candidates whose platforms include ensuring food sufficiency and addressing farmers’ needs, reveals results from the Social Weather Station (SWS) 2015...

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...

Multi-sectoral group calls on government to address PH food emergency

Press release | October 6, 2017 at 20:48

Quezon City – In the lead up to World Food Day, marked annually every 16th of October, a group of concerned farmers, consumers, producers, educators, and non-government, civil society and peoples’ organizations, have gathered together to call on...

Vegan longganisa (that's not a typo) and more at plant-based QC restaurant Pipino - 1...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 11, 2018

PSA: Bringing in more plant-based meals to your diet doesn't mean having to eat salads all the time. There are tons of delicious options that contain fruits, vegetables,  grains, nuts, and soy products! Think langka barbecue ribs,...

Have a colorful salad or pasta plate in farm-to-table QC restaurant Earth Kitchen...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 16, 2018

Calendar packed with reunions? We know some places for your  plant-based fix! And we promise, your friends will enjoy themselves  too! Here's the second of our five-part series on Quezon City restaurant  options where you can...

Goodness, it's gulay! Familiar flavors in a plant-based package served up at The...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 19, 2018

Thought you'd have to leave delicious dishes behind if you went plant-based? It's a Christmas miracle, 'cause the answer is no! The Vegetarian Kitchen's southern fried "chicken" At The Vegetarian Kitchen, located at 62 B...

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