Category: Statements

National network to stop Golden Rice in the Philippines launched

November 7, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

November 7 – Farmers, consumers, church-based groups, scientists, educators and health advocates formally launched a national network that aims to protect peoples’ right to health and healthy environment and promote safer and better alternatives to genetically modified and chemical-based food and production systems. The Stop Golden Rice Network Philippines (SGRNP) is a broad coalition of […]

Justice for Atty Ben! Hands off Development Workers!

November 6, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

November 6 – One year after the murder of peoples’ lawyer Atty Ben Ramos, blood continues to spill in Negros. Atty Ben was a farmers’ rights advocate who served as a member of the MASIPAG Board of Trustees from 1998-2016. During his time, he helped developed MASIPAG’s farmer-led policies promoting farmer empowerment and social justice. […]

Protect our Food, Protect our Freedom

October 26, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Food is a central part of the Filipino life. Food and agriculture is central to rural development, a source of livelihood of small farmers, and a reflection of Filipino’s ingenuity and resilience. For the people of an agricultural country such as the Philippines to go hungry due to increased control of industrial agriculture giants, is […]

Farmers and consumers urge regulatory body to halt Golden Rice release

October 16, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Group says Golden Rice has no nutritional benefits October 16 – On World Food Day, farmers and consumers’ groups demand anew for the moratorium of the release of Golden Rice, believing that this genetically modified rice will not address the hunger and malnutrition that remains prevalent in the country. The groups, including MASIPAG, a network […]