Category: Features

Farmers and Civil Society Organisations across Asia denounce Philippines’ decision to approve direct use of Golden Rice

December 20, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Announcement made by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on December 18 that the Philippines has approved the direct use of the genetically modified-provitamin A rice, Golden Rice as food and feed, or for processing comes as a blow to the millions of rice farmers and consumers not just in the Philippines but also among […]

Golden Rice: Turning a Blind Eye on Real Cause of Malnutrition

December 20, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Corporate control on agriculture, trade liberalization causes hunger and malnutrition to millions of children On December 18, the Philippine Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry has declared Golden Rice to be ‘as safe as conventional rice’ and issued an approval for Direct Use for Food, Feed and Processing of Golden Rice project proponent […]

Threats to Development Work, Threat to Peoples’ Right to Development

December 10, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Unity Statement Unity statement on Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) Panay Cluster and MASIPAG’s Round Table Discussion on Human Rights and Challenges on Development Work, held on December 4, 2019 at Jaro Bellevue, Jaro, Iloilo City. We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, are united in our standagainst the violation of the people’s right to development […]

Farmers and Civil Society Urge Bangladesh Agriculture and Environment Ministers to Stop Golden Rice Commercialization

November 15, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Support safer, sustainable alternatives to curbing VAD instead November 15 – Announcement that a final decision on the release of Golden Rice will be made today by Bangladesh Agriculture and Environment Ministers following a recently reported impromptu meeting of the ministries with Nobel Peace Laureate Robert Richards who enquired about the Golden Rice release development […]

Sign up against rice liberalization

November 13, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Today the Bantay Bigas coalition submitted to the House of Representatives the petition calling for the repeal of the Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law. The petition was signed by more than 50,000 individuals showing that there is a public outcry against the liberalization of the rice industry. On November 18, the group, […]