Philippines: Biotech is worth pursuing

The following is an edited excerpt.

Citing the potential of biotechnology to increase agricultural productivity, Department of Science and Technology chief Mario Montejo said the “cause is worth pursuing,” adding that the department supports a science-based method of evaluating the risks and benefits of genetically modified crops.

Sec. Montejo’s remark came at the heels of biotechnology milestone in global agricultural history when developing countries in 2012 achieved a remarkable achievement. For the first time, farmers from the developing world, including the Philippines, produced more biotechnology crops, or biotech crops, than farmers from highly developed and more technologically advanced nations.

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