Articles of: Birgit Engel

„The killing of Ben transformed our fears into a challenge“

We are aware of the dramatically intensifying attacks on social movements and human rights defenders in the Philippines under the Duterte administration. We have also learnt that the coronavirus pandemic is being used to repress civil society. Could you give us a brief update on the latest developments and describe the various means of repression? …

David versus Goliath: MASIPAG condemns the approval of Golden Rice in the Philippines

In December 2019, around 20 years after its development, the Philippine Ministry of Agriculture classified the genetically modified Golden Rice as a safe food and granted permission for its direct use as food, feed and for further processing, despite decades of resistance from farmers and consumers, as well as campaigns by civil society. The MASIPAG …

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