Category: Statements

Farmer-scientist network urges Mindanao LGUs to oppose GM crops

April 24, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) urges local governments in Mindanao to support the growing clamor of local farmers, scientists, and consumers against the commercial release of genetically modified crops Golden Rice and Bt Eggplant. On April 18, the Supreme Court granted a writ of kalikasan to the petitioners led by MASIPAG […]

MASIPAG nanawagan sa tuloy-tuloy na pagpapatigil sa komersyalisasyon ng Golden Rice at Bt Talong mula sa Pagsang-ayon ng Korte Suprema sa Petisyon para sa Writ of Kalikasan

April 24, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Noong ika-18 ng Abril, 2023, sa gitna ng En Banc deliberations ng Korte Suprema ay pormal nitong hinatol ang Writ of Kalikasan hinggil sa komersyalisasyon at ng GM crops na Golden Rice at Bt Talong. Ang Writ of Kalikasan na isinumite ng mga magsasaka, siyentista, at civil society leaders na pinangunahan ng MASIPAG ay naglalayong […]

MASIPAG on Earth Day: Investing in Earth is Investing in Peasant Farmers, not Corporations

April 22, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Today as the world observes Earth Day, MASIPAG puts forward the call of the peasant and resource-poor farmers of the world in transforming the current chemical intensive and environmentally degrading agriculture dominated by corporations towards a genuinely sustainable and environmentally attuned agriculture and food system.   For the last century, conventional/chemical farming has dominated agriculture and […]

IRRI: A Hindrance in the Achievement of Genuine Food Security

April 4, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

On its 63rd year since the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) establishment in the Philippines, Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) registers the urgent need to #ShutdownIRRI and to once and for all let the farmers lead our way to genuine food security and food sovereignty.  “For six decades, IRRI has been […]

MASIPAG on the Day of the Landless: Genuine Land Reform is Genuine Food Security

March 29, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) is one with the peasantry around the world in combating the wide scale land grabbing and land dispossession by landlords and agrochemical corporations. While the biggest agrochemical corporations cuddle with one another to maximize and safeguard their profit amid worsening global economic and food crises, it […]