An estimated 40 international delegates from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada participated the Stop Golden Rice! Network’s international conference on April 2-4, 2018.
The conferences aims to intensify the global campaign against Golden Rice and GMO commercialization.
Philippines’ participants from different civil society organizations — peasants, women, consumers, health, scientists, church groups, and public officials from local government agencies unite to defend our farmers’ rights, diversity, and sovereignty over rice genetic resources, and consumers’ rights to safe food against further corporate control.
The conference included the following highlights:
– Sharing and discussion on local and regional issues and campaign actions against Golden Rice and GMO trends.
– Consolidating and intensifying global campaign actions against Golden Rice.
Major networks and publications covered the press conference held during the first day of the conference.#
Source: ABS-CBN Bandila