COMMENTARY: Food production should be a priority

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The first presidential debate is happening soon. I would just like to point out that amid the same old spiels about their political… »

Davao City eyes Israeli greenhouse technology to spur food production

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 August) — The city government is planning to introduce a greenhouse model using Israeli technology to increase food production. Speaking in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM… »

Forum on Food Sovereignty

Daniel Ocampo, a campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, talks about sustainable agriculture by raising an awareness on genetically modified organisms while promoting ecological farming during the Forum on Food Sovereignty held… »

Duterte: ‘We’ll never have food security’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews s/ 29 May) – City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said during a forum here on malnutrition Wednesday that the Philippines may never achieve food security. “I don’t think… »

Bukidnon gives premium to food security in proposed new land use plan

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — Dolores Dio, 74, is among the few women whose main livelihood is farming in Barangay Sinanglanan, one of Malaybalay’s 46 barangays. Since her husband died… »

DA: Stop Tampakan project if it threatens agriculture

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews) — The Department of Agriculture has expressed apprehension over the Tampakan copper-gold project of foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines Inc., saying it should not be allowed to proceed… »

Check NorthCot Environment Code first before allowing Bt Talong field testing

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 February) – An environmentalist-lawyer has urged legislators in North Cotabato to  look into the province’s Environment Code before they allow the field testing of a genetically-modified eggplant… »

SPECIAL REPORT: Bt crops: boon to farmers or genetic hoax? (1)

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 December) — In the 1970s, at the onset of the martial law era, the Marcos government implemented a program called the “Green Revolution,” which purported to increase agricultural production many times over using “modern” farming methods. Farmers were convinced to plant hybrid rice varieties churned out by scientists at the International Rice Research Institute of the University of the Philippines in Los Banos, with ample help from multinational companies and donor institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation and even by United Nations agencies, including the Food and Agriculture Organization and UN Development Programme.

Fast food chains back UN anti-hunger program for children in Mindanao's conflict-affected areas

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 December) — Fill your hunger and ease a child’s empty stomach this holiday season. Eating at Pizza Hut and Taco Bell branches in the country will… »

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