February 18, 2016

THE LEFT'S WAR ON SCIENCE:

Anti-GMO Nutjobbery Risks "Food Crisis" in the Philippines (American Interest, 2/16/16))

Reuters reports:

Government agencies are scrambling to set new regulations on GMOs by Feb. 23 after the [Philippines'] top court late last year demanded an overhaul of existing rules, halting GM planting and issuance of new GM import permits until that was done.

The Supreme Court was acting on a petition by environmental activists led by Greenpeace, with the move likely to be closely watched by governments elsewhere as the Philippines is seen as a trailblazer for GMO. The country was the first in the region to allow planting and commercialization of GM corn, which it did in 2002, and has permitted GM crop imports for more than a decade.

The new GMO rules are expected to make it more difficult for modified crops to be given the green light by government regulators, and in a country where nearly three-quarters of all corn grown is genetically modified, that's a big deal.

Posted by at February 18, 2016 12:59 PM

  

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