Category: Press Release

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]