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By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The agricultural towns of Isabela hit the headlines last month when typhoons Pedring and Quiel and the dams in Luzon combined to inundate and damage the province’s nearly ripe crops. But according to the farmers here, even before Pedring and Quil, they have been grappling with other ongoing disasters,…

A group of farmers asserted that the government’s bio-ethanol program will not ease poverty and hunger in the countryside but will exacerbate instead the Filipino people’s food insecurity. BY KARL G. OMBION REGIONS Bulatlat A group of farmers asserted that the government’s bio-ethanol program will not ease poverty and hunger in the countryside but will…

A Brazilian lawyer, development specialist and activist, said Brazil has ample experience from which the Philippines can draw important lessons from. She said the most important of which is ‘not to repeat the experience of Brazil in order to avoid biofuel production’s devastating impact.’ BY KARL G. OMBION Bulatlat While biofuel production is still a…

As the international community gears toward the mass production of biofuels hyped as cheaper and environment-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, skeptics from the science and technology sector say these are not viable alternatives. BY CYE REYES Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 26, August 3-9, 2008 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila)—As…