Emerciana Alo, a 65-year-old resident, said her family could hardly afford to buy rice now, with many family members without work and grandchildren under her care.
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An urban poor activist from Samahan ng Maralitang Kababaihan (SAMAKANA) endures the heat as she joined other members in a picket at the gates of National Food Autority (NFA) protesting the skyrocketing price of rice which now ranged from 40 to 49 pesos a kilo. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Non-government organizations supporting organic food and farms want local and national laws to ban genetically-modified crops such as the controversial Golden Rice for its detrimental effect to health and farmers’ income.