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Is importation the key to food security?

It is a sad commentary of our time that importation has apparently become the key to our food security. Walk into any grocery or public market or even a neighborhood talipapa and you will be amazed at the array of imported items lined up for the picking from our basic staple, rice, chicken, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and even condiments. There is nothing wrong with having these imported goods, of course......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 23rd, 2020

Is importation the key to food security?

It is a sad commentary of our time that importation has apparently become the key to our food security. Walk into any grocery or public market or even a neighborhood talipapa and you will be amazed at the array of imported items lined up for the picking from our basic staple, rice, chicken, pork, fish, fruits, vegetables and even condiments. There is nothing wrong with having these imported goods, of course......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Pampi: Food security in peril as Philippines-Brazil trade issue hangs

Local processors warned that the country’s food security could be in peril if the Philippines is not able to resolve its trade issue with Brazil over the importation of poultry products......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

95% of Megaworld Hotels Staff Now Vaccinated

Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, the country’s largest homegrown hotel chain today, has vaccinated 95% of its 1,154 hotel-based staff and personnel who are actively working in the various properties during this pandemic. These include teams from the front office, housekeeping, food, and beverage, engineering, sales and marketing, finance, executive, human resources, and security in different […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Pandemic derails zero hunger goal — think tank

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the barriers in the goal of achieving zero hunger in developing economies, highlighting the need to reboot systems to ensure food security for all......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Philippines wants disputed waters included in WTO fisheries subsidies

Food security advocacy group Tugon Kabuhayan emphasized the need to include disputed waters in the agreement currently being negotiated by the World Trade Organization on the prohibition of harmful fishery subsidies, saying the exclusion of these areas would further affect the livelihood of Filipino fishermen......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

Duterte is first elected official to complete authorized Sinopharm vaccination

The Food and Drug Administration in June issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the batch of vaccines made by the Chinese state-owned pharma firm and later donated for use by the Presidential Security Group......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Marine plastic pollution poses threat to food security – Oceana

Marine conservation group Oceana Philippines is urging the country to act against marine plastic pollution due to its potential threats to the country’s food security......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Longest Rope in the World: Guinness Book of Record Attempt

        With the recent declaration of Davao as ‘Cacao Capital of the Philippines’, the more the provincial government and constituent of the Happy Island are pinning their hope on Senate Bill -filed by Senator Cynthia A. Villar, Chairperson, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food Security proposing for the declaration of the Catanduanes as the ‘Abaca […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

UK ‘unprepared’ for climate threats

These impacts range from deteriorating food security to deadly and devastating heat waves, floods, droughts and rising sea levels that will affect families and businesses......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

The Joy in food security

My Lolo Peping and I always had lengthy conversations about his life during the war as a guerilla......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

What is (slow) food security?

I have read comments and editorials about processed meats and that “they are the main protein source” of the marginalized. Are they really?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Agri watch groups boycott gov’t food security summit, call for junking of EO 135

“Why would the government launch a National Food Security Summit, if it will only rely on imports instead of boosting local production? The summit should be boycotted because it is organized by those who instigated the food crisis and those who did not address the legitimate demands of rice farmers and food producers.” The post Agri watch groups boycott gov’t food security summit, call for junking of EO 135 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

As COVID rages, ASF is another wake up call

The two-day 2021 National Food Security Summit, which would distill discussions that have taken place in the past couple of months at regional levels, begins today with over 1,000 participants meeting virtually, of course, in cognition of the pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2021

Duterte signs EOs on new pork, rice tariffs

To ensure food security and protect consumers, President Duterte approved yesterday the recommendations of the National Economic and Development Authority board to temporarily reduce the Most Favored Nation (MFN) tariff rates on imported rice and adjust the rates on imported pork products......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Group wants 10% LGU IRA allotted for food security

A coalition of agriculture groups is urging President Duterte to issue an executive order mandating local government units to use 10 percent of their internal revenue allotment for food secuirty programs to ensure the long-term growth of the agriculture sector......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Group seeks policy review on crops, food importation

The Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food, Inc. urged the government to rethink the current support structure on crops and other agricultural commodities as well as the import policies on food......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Manila resumes food aid distribution

The Manila city government on Saturday resumed the distribution of food assistance to at least 700,000 families under the Food Security Program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

We’re losing fish, resources

The Philippines needs to hold its ground in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) or it will lose billions — approximately P720 million a month — to unreported and unregulated fishing by Chinese vessels in the area. Advocacy group Tugon Kabuhayan, an umbrella group of industry stakeholders promoting food security, on Monday said policymakers should ensure […] The post We’re losing fish, resources appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Food security, healthcare crucial to growth — NEDA

Ensuring available and affordable food and proper healthcare for all Filipinos are crucial in unlocking the country’s growth potential, the National Economic and Development Authority said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land

SAKA called for PHP10,000 financial aid to public, workers' PHP100 wage relief, a PHP15,000 production subsidy for food security frontliners, free mass testing, protection of community pantries and the assertion of PH sovereignty. The post Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 26th, 2021