Asian Farmers Unite To Stop Golden Rice

April 30, 2014 0 Comments

Press Release April 30, 2014

Quezon City, Philippines – Citing impending commercialization of Golden Rice, farmers and sectoral organizations here and abroad have united to stop the commercialization of the said GM crop, saying that this will decimate indigenous rice genetic diversity, and affect farmers’ rights, people’s health and the environment. In a conference that tackled Golden Rice, farmer-scientist group MASIPAG with regional networks including the Asian Peasant Coalition, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN-AP), GRAIN, Third World Network (TWN) and a host of national organizations  also called on governments to immediately halt all planned field testing and feed tests of Golden Rice among the vulnerable population across Asia.

Unity Statement to Stop Golden Rice

Asian Farmers Unite to Stop Golden Rice