Category: Statements

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 […]

To Protect the Environment is to Protect our Biodiversity – Pursue Farmer-led Agroecology Now!

June 6, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) is one with the people in celebrating World Environment Day. Moreover, the farmer-led network forwards that upholding biodiversity is how we can holistically protect and conserve the environment and not green technofix solutions of agrochemical corporations. Currently, the Philippines is dominated by capital and chemical intensive […]

Sign the Peoples’ Manifesto of Unity in Support of the People’s Petition against Golden Rice and the Corporatization of Food and Agriculture!

May 2, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

On April 18, 2023, the Supreme Court during its En Banc deliberations issued a Writ of Kalikasan filed by various farmers’ organizations, scientists, and civil society leaders spearheaded by MASIPAG. The Writ of Kalikasan seeks to stop the commercial propagation of the genetically modified crops Golden Rice and Bt Eggplant. This victory sparks more victories […]

Visayan Farmers urge local government units (LGUs) for the passage of ordinance preventing the entry of GM crops and institute measures to protect farmers’ and consumers’ right to healthy and safe food

May 2, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG farmers in the Visayas welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to issue the Writ of Kalikasan vs. golden rice and BT eggplant during its en banc deliberations last April 18, 2023. The court’s decision is an affirmation of the petitioner’s concern about its irreparable damage and risk to agrobiodiversity and the environment. “As organic farmer-practitioners, […]