Category: Stop Golden Rice Network

Defend Our Rice! Farmer-scientist group condemns Golden Rice commercial propagation, calls on farmers and consumers to protest

July 23, 2021

by MASIPAG National Office

Farmer-scientist organization Magsasaka at Siyentipiko Para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) vehemently condemns the railroaded decision by the Department of Agriculture to commercially propagate Golden Rice and calls on small farmers and consumers across the country to mount protest against the said decision. Not less than a year from the 60-day public comment period launched […]

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 […]

Sign the petition: SHUT DOWN IRRI NOW!

March 27, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Farmers, agricultural workers and scientists in various regions of Asia have united to call for the shut down of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). 60 years of lies, anti-farmer policies and grave environmental damages are enough. We should not let another year pass without holding IRRI accountable and responsible to its lies against the […]

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 […]