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Stop Golden Rice!Network

... a regional campaign network composed of more than 30 organizations across Asia geared towards strengthening network support and campaign collaboration against the onslaught of corporate control in food and agriculture 
... the conservation of diverse traditional rice genetic resources, farmers' seed  rights and agro-ecology and opposes the commercialization of golden rice and other forms of genetically modified crops
... Vitamin A Deficiency is a consequence of a complex social health problem of malnutrition and poverty that needs to be addressed holistically by promoting access to diverse nutritional sources, pursuing sustainable agriculture and actions towards social equity.  
... a deceptive scientific enterprise and greedy corporate tool of transnational corporations and foundations, primarily Syngenta/ChemChina, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation thru the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to consolidate global monopoly control and profits by promoting hazardous chemical inputs, hybrid seeds, GMOs in expanse of farmers’ rights, health, ecological integrity and agrarian future. 

.....genetically engineered rice, including golden rice pose numerous unintended consequences linked to unpredictable gene mutations, random gene positioning that poses numerous threats and risk to consumers' health 

 ..,and poses irrevocable contamination and eventual loss of diverse traditional seed genetic resources by GMOs. Corporate patents imposed thru genetic engineering also impedes farmers' rights to use, propagate and develop their traditional seed genetic resources, knowledge and practices
Bicol Farmers Field Visit

Bicol Farmers Field Visit

 
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Campaign Planning

Campaign Planning

 
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Convenor Meeting

Convenor Meeting

 
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Masipag PCON Picket

Masipag PCON Picket

 
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Farmers in Bangladesh shouts Stop Golden Rice

Farmers in Bangladesh shouts Stop Golden Rice

 
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Flyers and Posters

Flyers and Posters

 
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Asia Forum 2014

Asia Forum 2014

 
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Our Campaign
Through-out Asia, farmers, consumers and civil society have strongly denounced and consistently campaigned against Golden Rice and corporate dominion over agriculture
  • Farmers in Bangladesh shouts Stop Golden Rice!
     

    Hundreds of farmers, peasant women and agriculture workers launched a protest campaign in front of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) led by the National Women Farmers and Workers Association (NWFA) and Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF).  The demonstration called against golden rice commercialization. Abdul Mazid, General Secretary of BAFLF, Nasrin Sultana, President of NWFA, Rima Akther, Grneral Secretary of NWFA, Md. Mamun, Md. Monirul Islam, Asgor Ali from BAFLF spoke at the meeting.


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  • India
    The Save our Rice Campaign was launched in 2004 and a series of campaigns reached height last 2007-2011. These resulted to a broader civil society movement working against commercialization of GE Rice and folk rice movement organizations who worked towards genetic conservation and rescue of hundreds of indigenous rice varieties from extinction
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  • Indonesia
    Farmers federation are consolidating their struggle against massive landgrab as a result of government promotion corporate controlled farm estates which uses hybrid rice and chemical inputs. Local farmers are also opposing seed patent laws that favors corporate rights over seeds and have resulted to criminalization of farmers
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  • Vietnam
    Civil society sectors are strengthening their campaign against GMOs and against the aggressive merging of Bayer and Monsanto and continuously exposing their
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  • Philippines
    More than 400 farmers from Bicol uprooted the Golden Rice field trials situated at the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit No 5 at Pili, Camarines Sur last August 8, 2013 to re-echo their legitimate opposition. The strong militant opposition against GMOs and golden rice commercialization triggered broader public attention in the national and international arena, ultimately leading to its local commercialization.
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