Department of Agriculture: Don’t be blinded by GMOs. Don’t approve ‘Golden’ Rice!

Greenpeace, organic farmers, and consumer groups rallied in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to urge Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala not to approve the genetically modified 'Golden' Rice (GR) for commercial consumption.

Carrying baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in beta carotene, the green groups argued that alternative solutions to eradicate Vitamin A deficiency can be found in our local vegetables and other food groups. Greenpeace also said that the genetically modified Golden Rice is unnecessary given its inherent risks to human health and the environment.

Greenpeace, organic farmers, and consumer groups rallied in front of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to urge Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala not to approve the genetically modified 'Golden' Rice (GR) for commercial consumption. Carrying baskets of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in beta carotene, the green groups argued that alternative solutions to eradicate Vitamin A deficiency can be found in our local vegetables and other food groups. Greenpeace also said that the genetically modified Golden Rice is unnecessary given its inherent risks to human health and the environment.

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