Category: News

Farmer-scientist group condemns Golden Rice approval

December 19, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

In a sly move characteristic of the GM proponents including the various agencies in the Joint Department Circular (JDC), the direct use for food, feed and processing of the genetically modified (GM) Golden Rice has been approved on December 10 despite the staunch opposition from farmers and consumers in the Philippines. MASIPAG condemns the Golden […]

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 […]

Watch: MASIPAG on TessDrive

December 7, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Watch the video-documentary on the recently-held Food. Farming. Freedom where consumers, farmers, safe food producers and advocates gathered to discuss the various issues on food and farming, and celebrate the alternatives and successes by different sectors and movements. The event was documented by TessDrive, a group of writers and artists advocating for sustainable and life-friendly […]

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, […]