Greenpeace Southeast Asia


US$ 2 million verdict against Bayer for genetic contamination by Chuck Baclagon

Contamination of normal plants by GE (genetically engineered) plants is something we’ve been shouting about for years at Greenpeace. In 2006 we released a report that showed that the “accidental” release of GE rice by Bayer into the US rice supply led to global costs of between US$ 741 million and US$ 1.285 billion.

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“Hands off our rice!” by Chuck Baclagon

The iconic Philippine Rice Terraces, a UNESCO Living Cultural Heritage site, was declared a geneticaly-modified organism(GMO) free zone. Greenpeace volunteers together with local guides unfurled a giant banner with the words “GMO-FREE ZONE” at the site.

Below is a visual story of the said event.

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Picture of the day: Black biko by Chuck Baclagon
March 29, 2007, 12:13 pm
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Ampaw Anyone? by Chuck Baclagon
March 22, 2007, 12:09 pm
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Ampaw. Popped rice. Puffed rice. “Popcorn.” All these are names for this rice snack made from rice, a bit of syrup, and the hot power of the sun. Much prized by children — and adults — before the advent of junk food and other modern snacks, it still survives today.
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It’s not just rice… by Chuck Baclagon
March 20, 2007, 12:04 pm
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What do you know about rice? Except for being the staple food of almost the whole world, rice has a lot to offer. Here are some interseting facts about the most popular dish in the world. (^-^ enjoy)
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Rice in my youth by Chuck Baclagon

Rice is very much part of our life, especially to those who grew up in rice growing areas or what used to be rural areas. Where I live in Marikina used to be surrounded by rice fields bordered by a small creek teeming with fishes, frogs, birds and reptiles.
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RICE: The real meal deal by Chuck Baclagon
March 16, 2007, 11:54 am
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I was sick with the flu when I was 15, and the only thing that I wanted was Champorado (chocolate flavored rice porridge). My Nanay (mother), frantic with me already for being sick, was able to whip up champorado after 10 minutes. I was a little bit amazed that she was able to cook it in such a short time, despite the hazy and fuzzy state of my brain. But I was so hungry that I finished it in 5 minutes flat. It only dawned on me afterwards that she didn’t use the malagkit kind. Madaya! My nanay had used the ordinary rice and not the ‘malagkit’ (sticky rice).

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