Category: Opinion

Are farmers really just passive recipients of corporate-led science and technologies?

July 5, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

During a quick break of Masipag Luzon‘s Leaders’ forum, MASIPAG farmers Tay Elmer of Nueva Vizcaya, Tay Merto of Bicol, and Tay Leody of Nueva Ecija relaxingly yet thoroughly discuss their observations on the traditional, farmer-bred, and MASIPAG rice varieties that they have been monitoring and conserving in their respective trial farms – discussing about the […]

Creating Problems for Corporates to “Solve” and Profit with: Golden Rice and the Wastage of Kalabasa Surplus

June 13, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

In the Philippines, roughly one hundred thousand tons of unsold farmer-produced kalabasa (squash) that are naturally rich in vitamin A will likely go to waste while the government pushes for GM Golden Rice to solve Vitamin A deficiency in the country. According to reports, hundreds of tons of squash are currently left lying around unsold […]

Why Did Farmers, Scientists, and Advocates Filed the Writ of Kalikasan to Stop the Commercial Propagation of GMO Crops Golden Rice and BT Talong? 

May 8, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

What is the Petition for Writ of Kalikasan? The Writ of Kalikasan is a remedy available to a natural or juridical person, entity authorized by law, peoples organization, non-governmental organization, or any public interest group accredited by or registered with any government agency, on behalf of persons whose constitutional right to a balanced and healthful ecology […]