FDA assures safety of GM food products in market in Phillipines

| June 25, 2013

The following is an edited excerpt.

FDA Director General Kenneth Hartigan Go said those GM foods have passed food safety assessment based on the UN FAO/WHO CODEX Alimentarius Risk Analysis of Food Derived from Modern Biotechnology and Guidelines for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants.

Go issued the statement after the Philippine Court of Appeals recently ruled against the GM Bt eggplants and the call of organic farming advocates to ban the GM breed of rice known as Golden Rice and testing of other GM crops such as corn, abaca, cassava and papaya.

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