Category: Statements

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]