Category: Statements

Why We Oppose Golden Rice

August 8, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

(Released today in commemoration of the International Day of Protest Against Golden Rice, now in its 7th year) The push for corporate-led solutions to hunger and malnutrition is alarming. In particular, Golden Rice is now being proposed as a solution to the worsening hunger and malnutrition associated with the pandemic. Agrochemical transnationals (TNCs) and collaborating institutions […]

Oras na, IRRI magsara ka na!

April 10, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Sa gitna ng maraming hakbang upang labanan ang mga epekto ng pandemyang COVID-19 sa buhay at kabuhayan ng maraming mamamayan sa buong mundo, unti-unti nating nakikita ang kabangkarotehan ng agrikulturang naka-sandig sa kapital at ‘malayang’ merkado, mapaminsala sa kalusugan at kalikasan, at kontrolado ng mga malalaking dayuhang korporasyon. Sa ika-animnapung anibersaryo ng International Rice Research […]

Farmers and Civil Society Organisations across Asia denounce Philippines’ decision to approve direct use of Golden Rice

December 20, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Announcement made by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on December 18 that the Philippines has approved the direct use of the genetically modified-provitamin A rice, Golden Rice as food and feed, or for processing comes as a blow to the millions of rice farmers and consumers not just in the Philippines but also among […]

Golden Rice: Turning a Blind Eye on Real Cause of Malnutrition

December 20, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Corporate control on agriculture, trade liberalization causes hunger and malnutrition to millions of children On December 18, the Philippine Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry has declared Golden Rice to be ‘as safe as conventional rice’ and issued an approval for Direct Use for Food, Feed and Processing of Golden Rice project proponent […]