Category: News

Farmer-Scientist Network calls for investigation of GM Corn production following disastrous region-wide flooding

November 17, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

In the advent of catastrophic flooding experienced by provinces in Luzon, farmer-scientist network Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) calls on authorities to investigate the rampant cultivation of genetically modified (GM) corn and accompanying herbicide Glyphosate in Cagayan that contributed to the heavy flooding in the province. In the course of two […]

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 […]