Stop Golden Rice Network

What is Stop Golden Rice Network?

SGRN is a regional campaign network comprised of more than 30 organizations across Asia, geared towards strengthening network support and campaign collaboration against the onslaught of corporate control in food and agriculture. The network strives to lead the fight against Golden Rice in Asia.

Formed in 2014 during the Asian Conference against Golden Rice, the network aims primarily as a platform for information exchange, support, monitoring and coordination of initiatives of participants and organizations on the campaign against the introduction, field testing and commercialization of Golden Rice. Apart from campaigns, SGRN also identifies other collaborative activities that promote alternative farmer-led agriculture, such as sustainable and organic agriculture, seed conservation among others.

Strategies

  • Establish a strong local and regional peoples’ network that will monitor and will act to stop commercialization of Golden Rice and other kinds of GMOs
  • Establish a common platform for communication, support and exchange on matters related to developments and impacts of Golden Rice and other GMOs
  • Lobby local governments to stop field releases of GMOs and to establish GM-free zones

features

Farmer – Scientist group MASIPAG cautions DA on opening IP lands for further corporate plunder

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Thursday last week the Agriculture Department Secretary, Mr. William Dar announced that his agency is endorsing the proposal of agri-business firm AgriNurture Inc (ANI) to “develop” idle indigenous lands to boost corn production by mixing it with rice. This according to Secretary Dar is in response to looming food gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Make Agroecology our New Normal

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

As the pandemic Covid 19 lashes out on many countries including the Philippines, problems on agriculture and food has come to the fore. The pandemic has exposed the problems of the ‘normalcy’ of the current agriculture wherein both the people and the environment suffer.    The chemical intensive, market-oriented and corporate controlled agribusiness has wreaked […]

6-point Food Security Agenda

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Inilantad ng pandemyang Covid 19 ang napakalaking problema sa sistema agrikultura kung saan ang pagkain ay itinatrato bilang kalakal at hindi bilang batayang karapatan ng mga mamamayan. Sa ngayon, malawakang gutom ang nararansan ng milyong Pilipino dahil sa kawalan ng kakayanan ng pangtustos sa pagkain. Pinalala pa ito ng pag-nipis ng suplay mula sa mga […]

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Farmer – Scientist group MASIPAG cautions DA on opening IP lands for further corporate plunder

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Thursday last week the Agriculture Department Secretary, Mr. William Dar announced that his agency is endorsing the proposal of agri-business firm AgriNurture Inc (ANI) to “develop” idle indigenous lands to boost corn production by mixing it with rice. This according to Secretary Dar is in response to looming food gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Make Agroecology our New Normal

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

As the pandemic Covid 19 lashes out on many countries including the Philippines, problems on agriculture and food has come to the fore. The pandemic has exposed the problems of the ‘normalcy’ of the current agriculture wherein both the people and the environment suffer.    The chemical intensive, market-oriented and corporate controlled agribusiness has wreaked […]

MASIPAG celebrates IWD 2020, calls for women’s right to food

March 8, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) joins in the celebration of the International Women’s Day. The farmer-led network calls state institutions and the public to give special attention to the economic and social rights of women, particularly the right to food. Various studies have pointed out that safeguarding women’s rights and ensuring […]