Written by April Porteria Friday, 09 August 2013 22:33
August 9, 2013
APC hails uprooting of Golden Rice
Hits scientist with alleged financial ties to IRRI and Syngenta
The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) hailed members of the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Bikol(KMB) or Peasant Movement in Bicol together with the Sararong Inisyatiba nin Kahinwanmaan na Wasakon ang Agrokemikals na Lasong-GMO (SIKWAL – GMO) who uprooted Golden Rice yesterday, August 8, in an experimental lot at the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit No. 5 at Pili, Camarines Sur in Bicol region, Philippines.
Within 15 minutes the more than 400 Bicolano farmers coming from Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Sorsogon surprisingly uprooted Golden Rice to protest its field trials.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 22:44
Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:34
Statement from the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) on the commemoration of the second anniversary of UNEP Report release on the Ogoni environment
As environmental rights groups the world over sadly draw attention to the pains, misery and loss of livelihood in Ogoniland resulting from decades of reckless oil exploitation and massive pollution of their environment by Shell, Social Action working with Ogoni Solidarity Forum (OSF), Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and other community groups has called for an urgent declaration of a state of emergency on the Ogoni environment.
Addressing thousands of Ogoni people and others who gathered at Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoni people to commemorate the second anniversary of the release of UNEP Audit Report on Ogoni environment, Comrade AkpoBari Celestine, an environmental/human rights campaigner on behalf of the groups condemned what he called a criminal silence of the Nigerian Government and Shell on the implementation of that report (also referred to as a death sentence) two years after its release.Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:17
Written by April Porteria Monday, 05 August 2013 15:50
Botocatu, Brazil -- On July 31st, the third international meeting on agroecology organized by the Instituto Giramundo Mutuando, a member-organization of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), was launched, bringing together more than 2000 participants, including students, teachers, researchers, and producers in Brazil, Latin America, and other parts of the world.
This meeting also brought together various social movements in Latin America to discuss the current situation of agroecology in Brazil and in the region to understand the reach of the main threats to food sovereignty to the Latin American peoples, intensify the struggles, and propose new resistance alternatives.Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:33
Written by April Porteria Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:53
Media Statement / 23 July 2013
Bihar Tragedy: Pesticides At What Cost?
Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) records its condolences to the families of the 25 school children who were killed in the recent food poisoning tragedy of eating lunch at a school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar and its sympathies to the dozens more children and families who had been taken ill by this same incident.
It is indeed extremely regretful to learn that forensic reports have confirmed that the cause of death was the shockingly high presence of pesticide. According to Ravinder Kumar a senior police officer, the forensic laboratory found monocrotophos in the food which is a compound of organophospohorus and used to kill pests in agricultural fields. The lunch was part of India's Mid-Day Meal Scheme that covers 120 million children and aims to tackle malnutrition and encourage school attendance. It had already drawn widespread complaints over food safety.Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 14:05
Written by April Porteria Thursday, 04 July 2013 13:28
Statement from the Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) on the victory of the Sundarayyapeta People
A.P. Pollution Control board rejected the clearance for dumping yard proposal by Anakapalli Municipality.
We thank all those who supported us in the struggle against Anakapalli Municipality officials who tried to shift their solid waste in to our Panchayat illegally. We protested against this unlawful act of the municipality. We demanded Municipal officials to show two permissions.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 16:04
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