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Corn farmers urge government to issue policies harmonious to EO 430, uphold field trial of GM crops that raise food security

Corn farmers have pressed government to issue policies harmonious to Executive Order 430 that upholds trials of genetically modified (GM) crops as these contribute to climate change mitigation and to food security with its cumulative $98 billion value. In a resolution during the National Corn Congress, the Philippine Maize Federation Inc. (PMFI) has asked President [&hellip

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More GM products with nutrition enhancement and medical uses to be potentially released extensively in the market up to 2017

More genetically modified (GM) products with nutrition enhancement and medical uses will potentially be released in the market up to 2017 including vaccines and enzyme-rich corn that results in environment-friendly hog raising. The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) is optimistic there will be more GM or biotechnology products that will have [&hellip

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FDA will not require labeling of GM food as it has no difference from conventional food, is neither cancer-causing, and has been found safe to human

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will not require labeling of genetically modified (GM) food as it virtually has no difference from conventional food, is not cancer-causing, and has been proven safe for human health under numerous tests.   Packaged products containing GM crops like the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn and those that are not [&hellip

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GM crops like the Philippines-developed Bt eggplant to benefit biodiversity, prevent people’s exposure to health risks from chemicals

Genetically modified (GM) crops like the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant being developed in the Philippines will have far-reaching benefit on biodiversity and prevent people’s exposure to health risks from chemicals. Scary stories against GM is being spread by supposed environmentalists. But GM really has really been the answer to preserving millions of hectares of land [&hellip

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DA to respect farmers’ decision to plant GM corn as PHils is seen to export 100,000 tons of corn this year due to increased production from GM corn

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will respect the decision of farmers to plant genetically modified (GM) corn even as the country is seen to export 100,000 metric tons (MT) of corn this year owing to increased production from GM corn. Farmers who choose to plant GM corn will not be stopped by the government. “We [&hellip

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Joint Foreign Chambers support continued development of GM crops like Bt eggplant and Vitamin A-enhanced Golden Rice

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) has pressed government to continue the development of genetically modified (GM) crops amid a ban on Bt eggplant field trials as GM foods are an answer to food shortage and malnutrition. Globally, agricultural biotechnology, particularly GM crop technology, has been accepted as a means to ensure food security. “It has [&hellip

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Philippine government pressed to put policies to bring GM crops like Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening global hunger, malnutrition

The Philippines needs to put policies needed to bring to the poor genetically modified (GM) crops like the Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening hunger problem globally. Food production needs to be raised by 70 to 100 percent in the next 30 years according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This is as [&hellip

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WHO affirms GM foods passed Codex food safety tests; breeders urged CA to review decision stopping Bt eggplant trial

The World Health Organization (WHO) has affirmed that genetically modified (GM) foods in the market have passed Codex food safety assessments and have not had records of adverse effect on human health. Plant breeding experts at the Philippines’ premiere plant breeding agency, Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), have asserted the global position of highly-respected institutions [&hellip

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