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15M PH kids hungry–Poe

EYEING HUNGER  Sen. Grace Poe (left) calls for an increased budget for feeding programs for children like this tot (right), in a privilege speech at the Senate on Monday.  PHOTO OF SENATOR POE COURTESY OF THE SENATE/RIGHT PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

It’s the paradox of our times: A great number of Filipinos, including 15 million children, remain hungry or malnourished while the Philippine economy continues to soar, Sen. Grace Poe lamented on Monday, as she called for concrete action to address this scourge.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farmer-scientist group slams GMO, pushes for organic farming in PH


A group of farmers and scientists slammed Thursday the proliferation of genetically modified food products in the country as it urged Filipino farmers to practice organic agriculture.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH rice self-sufficiency goal pushed back 3 years

Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has pushed back its 2013 target to attain self-sufficiency in rice production by another two years, Francis Pangilinan, an adviser to President Aquino on food security said Tuesday.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In the know: All about rice


Rice varieties are classified based on the size of grains (long, medium and short) and on agro-ecological zones where they are grown (lowland irrigated, lowland rainfed, saline prone, cool elevated, and upland, among others).

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers ask SC to lift CA order vs Bt eggplant production


A group of farmers from Pangasinan and Bukidnon has asked the Supreme Court to reverse a Court of Appeals decision that stopped the field trial of the genetically modified (GM) eggplant as their livelihood might be adversely affected by the decision.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »