By Jerome Aning
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.
The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.
By DJ Yap
Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) may have devastated the Southern Tagalog region in July but it also provided some relief to coconut farms suffering from widespread infestation of coconut scale insects or “cocolisap,” Francis Pangilinan told lawmakers on Friday.
By Tonette Orejas
Fr. Eddie Panlilio has not stopped treading new grounds. In this town in Pampanga province that Mt. Pinatubo’s volcanic sediments had buried many times over since 1991, Panlilio, 60, is now a farmer in a 2.5-hectare farm where people go to learn growing crops and livestock to sustain their families.
The party-list group Bayan Muna is demanding full disclosure of how landlords had been paid for land covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), saying it would be highly irregular if the funds had been from the now unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).