Category: Stop Golden Rice Network

MASIPAG’s Open Letter to the Editor of The Guardian’s Article on Golden Rice: Respect the Knowledge and Agency of the Filipino People

June 3, 2024

by MASIPAG National Office

We hold deep with respect The Guardian’s commitment to impactful journalism and science communication that gives voice to the powerless. However, The Guardian’s recent article, and in fact, the second one, regarding Greenpeace and the Philippine Court ruling against Golden Rice fails to meet this standard. As Filipino farmers, scientists, development workers, and citizens dedicated […]

[ON THE GROUND] Seeds of Hope Against Golden Rice

February 21, 2024

by MASIPAG National Office

As early as 1995, MASIPAG rice varieties bred by its farmer members have been the focus topic of well-meaning and nationalist academicians.  Dubbed by many as a “seed of hope” in attaining food sovereignty, and a way of life for the MASIPAG farmers, the MASIPAG rice varieties had already proven and continuously proven themselves in […]

PRESS STATEMENT | Strengthen Local Production Not Over Reliance to Importation, as Answer to Rice Crisis – MASIPAG 

August 17, 2023

by MASIPAG National Office

According to the Department of Agriculture (DA), the country is expecting a price decrease for rice following the government’s continuing talks with the major rice importing countries Vietnam and India. With an intention to import 500,000 metric tons of rice for this year, the clamor to holistically strengthen our own rice industry through farmer-led agroecology […]