Category: Stop Golden Rice Network

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 […]

Bangladesh groups Commemorate International Rural Women’s Day 2019

October 15, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

On 15th October, 2019 at 10.00 am on Tuesday, the International Rural Women’s Day was organized with the initiative of Gopalganj district Bangladesh Sramajibi Nari (BSN), Bangladesh Youth Farmers Association (BYFA), All Bangla Farmers Association (ABFA), All Bangla Fishermen’s Association (ABFMA) and Labour Resource Center (LRC). The theme of this year was “The Role of […]

Government urged to focus on genuine solutions to rice crisis

September 25, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Farmers and consumers call for moratorium on Golden Rice project Rice producers in the Philippines are already in peril because of the ongoing crisis of abysmally low farmgate prices of unmilled rice due to the Rice Tariffication Law. Now, with the impending commercial release of genetically modified Golden Rice, Filipino consumers’ health and safety will […]

Stop Golden Rice in the Philippines and Bangladesh! Write Now!

August 3, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

August 8 will mark the 6th year since the historic Golden Rice uprooting by more than 400 farmers in the Bicol region in the Philippines in 2013. The action signified the intense protest of farmers and consumers against the genetically modified rice. Golden Rice, like other genetically modified crops, can greatly affect our health, environment […]