Farmer-leader backs wider propagation of biotech corn

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The Philippines continues to be a leading player in the full commercialization of biotech food crops, beating such giants as China and India, both of which are promoting the cultivation of Bacillius thuringiensis (Bt) corn.

At the International Conference on Adoption of Biotech Crops in the Developing World: Case Studies of Farmers from China, India and the Philippines, held at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila on Tuesday, farmer-leader Delson Sonza of Sara town, Iloilo province, said more and more Ilonggo farmers are planting Bt corn because of its enormous economic benefits and less environmentally destructive “no-tillage system,” which was introduced in 1998.

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