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Public told: Take the fish you need, let go of the rest

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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned of a possible shortage of fish products, if the catching of fish uncaged during the onslaught of typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun) is left uncontrolled.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Agri groups go to SC over modified eggplants

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Activists in hazmat (hazardous material) suits from the environmentalist group Greenpeace uproot genetically engineered Bt eggplant, locally known as ‘‘talong,” from a field trial site in Bay Laguna province, in this 2011 photo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Producers, traders and consumers of organic food will file Friday in the Supreme Court a petition to intervene in opposition to government-backed field trials of genetically modified eggplants.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bureau of Plant Industry chief relieved over garlic price hike fiasco

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Bureau of Plant Industry chief Clarito Barron has been transferred to a different office in the Department of Agriculture after agri-business groups called for his resignation over the spike in garlic prices.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH buffer stock of rice dwindling

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With the April-September rice-production lean months settling in, the country’s national stock of milled rice shrank by 8.5 percent to 2.31 million tons as of June 1, from 2.52 million tons a month earlier.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rice retail group claims to have brought down prices in 8 Manila suburbs

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A group of rice farmers and retailers has decided to bring down immediately the average price of milled rice by P2 to P39 in eight major marketplaces in southern Metro Manila, according to the National Food Authority.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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