Posts made in July, 2013

A Filipino Mother and Farmer Wants to Place GM Eggplant on Her Table

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                By: Rosalie Ellasus June 20, 2013 Do judges know better than mothers what their children should eat? In the Philippines, apparently they do. Or at least they think they do. Last month, my country’s Court of Appeals stopped field tests on genetically modified eggplants—crops that I would happily feed my own children and grandchildren. We’ve been eating GM crops for years. I grow them on my farm in San Jacinto during the dry season. They’re...

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Genetically-modified foods produced through modern biotechnology are safe – FDA

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              By: Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com June 25, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – A week after the Court of Appeals stopped the genetic engineering of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplants nationwide, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday said genetically-modified (GM) foods produced through modern biotechnology are safe. In FDA Advisory No. 2013-014, the FDA said that all food derived from GM crops in the market have met international food...

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FDA Advisory No. 2013-014: The Safety of Genetically-Modified Foods Produced Through Modern Biotechnology

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              [24 June 2013] On September 5, 2002, the DOH issued a Press Statement on the Safety of the Genetically Modified (GM) Food (http://www.doh.gov.ph/press/September052002.html). The FDA hereby reiterates that all GM food products derived from modern biotechnology that are currently on the market have passed food safety assessment based on the UN FAO/WHO CODEX Alimentarius Risk Analysis of Food Derived form Modern Biotechnology (CAC/GL 44-2003) and...

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Statement of the UP League of Agricultural Biotechnology Students vs CA Decision on Bt Talong Field Trials

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              STATEMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LEAGUE OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY STUDENTS (UP LABS) ON ISSUE AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF A PERMANENT WRIT OF KALIKASAN AGAINST Bt TALONG MULTI-LOCATION FIELD TRIALS   The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), through the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), had been conducting field trials of Bt talong from 2010-2012. In April 2012, a petition was made to the Philippine Supreme Court...

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UPLB will appeal CA decision on Bt talong field trials to the SC

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            As a public service university and the Philippines’ premier learning institution in agriculture, biotechnology and the environment, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) will appeal its case to the Supreme Court (SC) following the Court of Appeals’ (CA) decision to stop the field trials of Bt eggplant or Bt talong in the country.   UPLB stands by its previous statement that the field trials were responsibly and safely undertaken together...

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