ABOUT THE MOVEMENT

Pig Pen

We are an organization of committed hog raisers, allied industries and consumers advocating the mitigation of harmful environmental effects of pig production. We aim to create balance between pork production, humane treatment of animals, food safety, and environment protection through the natural way of raising hogs.

The natural standards of raising hogs are founded on sustainable and practical approaches considering the available resources and current growing system in our country. We want to create social awareness that naturally-farmed pigs are healthier and safer since the growing system uses no chemicals and no antibiotics.

ABOUT GIL CARANDANG

Gil Carandang

Mr. Gil Carandang is the owner of Herbana Farms located in Calamba City, Laguna, where he is a full-time farmer. And advocate of organic agriculture, he is the convenor of the Natural Piggery Movement.

Committed to life-long learning, Mr. Carandang has studied under many renowned scholars such as John Jeavons of Ecology Action of Midpeninsula, Willits, California on Sustainable Biointensive Mini-Farming; Dr. Han Kyu Cho of the Korean Natural Farming Association on Natural Farming Systems for Crops and Livestocks. He also apprenticed with natural farmers in Japan and attended workshops on Biodynamics preparations with the Biodynamics Association of Northern California and the Permaculture Design Course with the Center for Natural Design in Los Osos, California.

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Originally posted in BusinessMirror.com.ph.

A new body that seeks to certify “naturally produced” and organic products is awaiting the accreditation of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Gil Carandang, founder of Pilipinas Certification Inc., said it filed the application for accreditation with the DA last year.