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Restaurants join Greenpeace campaign, to serve GMO-free rice

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 27, 2008

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:43:00 08/27/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Four upscale restaurants have committed themselves to serving only rice free of genetically modified organisms (GMO) as part of a campaign launched Wednesday by the environmentalist group Greenpeace.

Fish and Co., Italiani’s, TGI Friday’s, and Flapjacks, are the first restaurants to sign up for the campaign to protect rice against contaminants, Greenpeace said in a statement.

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Farmers hail cancellation of ranch leases

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 22, 2008

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 19:01:00 08/22/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Farmers from Bukidnon hailed what they called a “breakthrough” in their quest to own the lands they till as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) cancelled two major ranch leases over violations.

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Farmers decry conversion of cattle ranches to plantations

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 11, 2008

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:32:00 08/11/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Farmers trooped to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City on Monday to urge Secretary Jose Atienza to revoke lease agreements for some 3,000 hectares of cattle ranches in Bukidnon.

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