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

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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

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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

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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 »

ARMM, state college sign MOA for organic food production in Basilan

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A state college and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have signed a memorandum of agreement to provide livelihood, initially to Basilan farming folk, through “organic food” production currently in demand because of its health benefits.

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

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