By Sofia Tomacruz26 October 2018
Many Filipinos are no longer able to afford food that would properly nourish themselves and their families, says FIAN Philippines president and National Food Coalition convener Aurea Teves MANILA, Philippines – Advocates against hunger urged the government to pass the Zero Hunger Bill “immediately” as rising food prices and decreased agricultural productivity left a growing… Read more
9 September 2018
ILOILO CITY. The National Nutrition Council 6 (Western Visayas) is introducing some alternatives to mitigate the impact of the increasing prices of commodities. In a press conference Friday, NNC-6 Director Nona Tad-y said the prices of prime commodities, especially rice, continue to increase in the region due to the August inflation rate, which accelerated to 6.4 percent. “This has… Read more
16 September 2018
Amid high levels of undernourishment and food insecurity, the Philippines has one of the highest numbers of overweight children and obese adults in Southeast Asia, says a UN report. Millions of Filipinos are undernourished and food-insecure, but the Philippines has one of the highest numbers of overweight children and obese adults in Southeast Asia, according to the World Hunger Report… Read more
14 September 2018
'This government must recognize that there is a food crisis largely because of the lack of leadership in food, agriculture, and fisheries governance,' says Hazel Tanchuling of Rice Watch and Action Network MANILA, Philippines – Several interest groups and experts slammed the government's supposed lack of a coordinated plan to ensure the country's food and nutrition security, which then led… Read more
19 August 2018
Farmer-leaders from Mindanao have signified their support for the application of modern biotechnology tools in agriculture, even as they keenly await the commercial release of “Pinoy biotech crops.” Twenty-eight farmer-leaders from six regions in Mindanao, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, added their signatures to more than 200 other previous signatories in the… Read more
20 July 2018
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has began the public consultation on the proposal for the field trial application of genetically modified Golden Rice (GR2E) variety in the Philippines. This, after the Department of Agriculture–Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) advised PhilRice to “proceed with the public consultation for Golden Rice” as the… Read more
24 July 2018
MANILA -- One of the highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address was about access to universal health care. As ordinary citizens, how can we help ourselves maintain a healthy lifestyle so we could better avoid getting sick and be healthier? The National Nutrition Council (NNC) suggests trying food gardening. Every July, the country observes Nutrition Month… Read more
30 May 2018
The island province that produces one of the world’s sweetest mango varieties is currently hosting the 20th National Mango Congress. Ramon Marañon, chairperson of the Guimaras Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council (Guimaras PAFC), said this year’s theme is focused on increasing local mango productivity through the collaborative effort of local government units (LGUs)… Read more
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4 July 2018
TACLOBAN CITY -- Food gardening is seen as a strategy to combat malnutrition among children in Eastern Visayas, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) said as the country celebrates Nutrition Month. Citing surveys, NNC regional program coordinator Catalino Dotollo said only 67 percent of households in the country have vegetable garden, depriving families of consuming nutritious foods. During… Read more
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