Category: MASIPAG in the news

Defend Our Rice! Farmer-scientist group condemns Golden Rice commercial propagation, calls on farmers and consumers to protest

July 23, 2021

by MASIPAG National Office

Farmer-scientist organization Magsasaka at Siyentipiko Para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) vehemently condemns the railroaded decision by the Department of Agriculture to commercially propagate Golden Rice and calls on small farmers and consumers across the country to mount protest against the said decision. Not less than a year from the 60-day public comment period launched […]

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 […]

MASIPAG Speaks Out against Rice Tariffication Law

September 6, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG National Coordinator Cris Panerio was interviewed in GMA News TV’s Balitanghali on Sept. 6, 2019. “The Rice Tariffication Law made things worse for the poor farmers,” said Mr. Panerio. “President Duterte’s pronouncement that the NFA should buy the palay from the farmersis just a knee-jerk reaction because what should be done is to repeal […]

New Report on Transformational Food Systems Launched

August 14, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG among the 21 featured initiatives The Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development have released a new report addressing the “significant transformation needed for the future of food that is resilient, renewable, healthy, equitable, diverse and interconnected.” Titled “Beacons of Hope: Accelerating Transformations to Sustainable Food Systems” the […]