Philippines: Resistance to Golden Rice

| | March 18, 2013
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The Philippine Rice Institute (Philrice) has finished the field testing of golden rice in Camarines Sur, Ilocos Norte, Isabela and Nueva Ecija, according to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Golden Rice will be made available to farmers and consumers in the Philippines once the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry approves it.

Members of the Resistance and Solidarity against Agrochemical TNCs (Resist Network), a broad alliance of 55 organizations and institutions that promotes natural and sustainable farming, said that golden rice is but a “public relations product of transnational agrochemical corporations to push for genetically-modified organisms (GMO).”

View the original article here: Scientists, farmers, consumers shun golden rice

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