Rice Farmers Planting Rice, Banaue, Philippines.
The Banaue rice terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces were declared a GE free zone, by the provincial government in 2009.
'Golden' rice is being promoted by GM advocates as a solution to malnutrition.
But it should be for the 'target populations' in the Philippines and elsewhere to decide whether to accept the technology - and they don't want it!
The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in Indonesia,...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has carried out reviews of the neonicotinoid pesticides thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin in order to assess the possible risks posed by these systemic insecticides to bees.
GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified,
GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A
(beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix
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