RESIST Agrochemical TNCs together with the All UP Academic Employees Union and NNARA – Youth UP Manila conducted a Round Table Discussion with civil society organizations regarding the imminent approval of Golden Rice application for direct use and open field testing. Present were different organizations working with peasants, farm workers, women farmers, youth, church groups, sustainable and organic agriculture practitioners and community health workers.
During the RTD the problems posed by the planned application to field test Golden Rice in Nueva Ecija and Isabela and feed testing of Golden Rice among target communities in the country were discussed. Among the participants, initials plans of actions have also been explored to further strengthen the campaign against the genetically modified rice. #