Nueva Ecija farmers, sectors call to stop Golden Rice field tests

August 8, 2017

by MASIPAG National Office

About 200 farmers, consumers, church groups, organic advocates and other sectors convened in the city of Cabanatuan to calling the Department of Agriculture to deny the application of open field test of Golden Rice in Munoz, Nueva Ecija and in San Mateo, Isabela. The activity also commemorates the fourth year anniversary when 400 strong delegation of farmers and other sectors uprooted the field testing of Golden Rice in Pili, Camarines Sur. Golden Rice, a genetically engineered rice is seen as a ploy of Agrochemical TNCs to control the seed industry through GMOs. Currently two applications on Golden Rice are submitted at the DA-BPI and awaits approval.

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