Go Organic Mindanao launches book critical of GMOs

August 29th, 2016 by

GO ORGANIC Mindanao, a movement of individuals, organizations, and institutions that promote, support and implement organic agriculture in Mindanao, has launched a book that exposes and mainstreams Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in formal education.

Written by Dr. Rex T. Linao, et.al and titled EXPOSED AND MAINSTREAMED: THE CASE OF GMOS IN FORMAL EDUCATION, part of the book features Learning Modules on GMOs developed by Ph.D. students of the Graduate School of the University of the Immaculate Conception where Dr. Linao currrently teaches.

“This book is an attempt at exposing and mainstreaming in formal education previously unheard of before and/or intentionally excluded topic because it does not fit with pre-conceived notion that all products of high technology are intrinsically good and have high contribution to the advance of humanity: GMOs.”, he writes in the book’s preface. Click to Read more >>

City backs Bantay Bukid volunteers

August 26th, 2016 by

The city government through City Administrator Zuleika Lopez vowed more support for the Bantay Bukid volunteers or forest guards during the two-day 4th Watershed Stakehol-ders Summit, which concluded yesterday.

“Our mayor will continue to implement projects aimed at protecting the watersheds,” Lopez said.

She said a program that will provide additional assistance to the forest guards is already being prepared by the Watershed Management Council (MWC). Click to Read more >>

Sara lauds watershed protection advocates

August 26th, 2016 by

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte lauded watershed stakeholders including forests guards for their active role in protecting the city’s watersheds.

In the mayor’s message read by City Administrator Zuleika Lopez on Wednesday’s opening of the 2016 Watershed Stakeholders Summit,  Duterte thanked volunteer forest guards or Bantay Bukid and other stakeholders for their commitment, saying their presence is an indication that Dabawenyos are united in ensuring the protection, conservation and sustainable management of the city’s watersheds.

“Our watersheds are where we source our drinking water. The health of our watersheds determines the quality and the quantity of our water,” the message read.

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