Stop Golden Rice Network

What is Stop Golden Rice Network?

SGRN is a regional campaign network comprised of more than 30 organizations across Asia, geared towards strengthening network support and campaign collaboration against the onslaught of corporate control in food and agriculture. The network strives to lead the fight against Golden Rice in Asia.

Formed in 2014 during the Asian Conference against Golden Rice, the network aims primarily as a platform for information exchange, support, monitoring and coordination of initiatives of participants and organizations on the campaign against the introduction, field testing and commercialization of Golden Rice. Apart from campaigns, SGRN also identifies other collaborative activities that promote alternative farmer-led agriculture, such as sustainable and organic agriculture, seed conservation among others.

Strategies

  • Establish a strong local and regional peoples’ network that will monitor and will act to stop commercialization of Golden Rice and other kinds of GMOs
  • Establish a common platform for communication, support and exchange on matters related to developments and impacts of Golden Rice and other GMOs
  • Lobby local governments to stop field releases of GMOs and to establish GM-free zones

features

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 […]

Farmer networks, global research groups reject corporate agenda as solution to looming hunger pandemic

August 6, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Stop Golden Rice Network, an Asia-wide campaign network of organizations campaigning against Golden Rice, hosted an online forum on the state of hunger and malnutrition, and the corporate agenda on agriculture in the time of the pandemic yesterday, August 5, through a live broadcast on their Facebook page. Titled “From Gates to your Plates,” the […]

Job Opportunity: APEX Info-Comms Staff

July 23, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

MASIPAG (Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura, Farmer-Scientist Partnership), is a nationwide network of farmers’ organizations, scientists and non-government organizations working to empower resource-poor Filipino farmers through their control of seeds and biological resources, agricultural production and technologies, and associated knowledge. We are looking for an Information-Communication Staff reporting for the Asian People’s […]

news

Farmer – Scientist group MASIPAG cautions DA on opening IP lands for further corporate plunder

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

Thursday last week the Agriculture Department Secretary, Mr. William Dar announced that his agency is endorsing the proposal of agri-business firm AgriNurture Inc (ANI) to “develop” idle indigenous lands to boost corn production by mixing it with rice. This according to Secretary Dar is in response to looming food gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Make Agroecology our New Normal

April 29, 2020

by MASIPAG National Office

As the pandemic Covid 19 lashes out on many countries including the Philippines, problems on agriculture and food has come to the fore. The pandemic has exposed the problems of the ‘normalcy’ of the current agriculture wherein both the people and the environment suffer.    The chemical intensive, market-oriented and corporate controlled agribusiness has wreaked […]