Golden Rice Archive

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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Legislature to support Vitamin A-rich Golden Rice release with studies proving efficacy in reducing Vitamin A deficiency

The legislature will support the distribution of the pro Vitamin A-rich Golden Rice given studies proving efficacy in reducing Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) which adversely affects 250 million children’s immune system. Recognizing that Golden Rice will significantly supplement Vitamin A needs of the most needy children and pregnant women, the Senate committee on agriculture is [&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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Swedish agency rules its funding should never be used for illegal activities like the destruction of Golden Rice plants on field trial in Camarines Sur

The Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has ruled that its funding should never be used for “criminal activities” amid admission of Filipino entity Masipag that it supports the destruction of Golden Rice plants on field trial in Camarines Sur. Swedish Minister for Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström said SIDA’s foreign aid has long been contributing to [&hellip

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