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DA orders crackdown on expired imported meat


The Department of Agriculture is coordinating with local government units to crack down on imported meat that are being sold beyond the recommended date of consumption.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farmers, traders hit BOC pork scam


The pork scam appears to have reached the Bureau of Customs.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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


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

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


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 »