Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Philippines: Stand Up For Your Rice - GM Golden Rice Targeted for 2015 Market

Heather Callaghan
Photo: Manny Palmero
Activist Post

The Philippines is still fighting to stave off genetically modified golden rice trials in their country. Last year, I reported on a group of 400 Filipino protesters trampling and uprooting a genetically modified golden rice trial.

The trial was run by the NGO non-profit, IRRI - International Rice Research Institute. It was founded in 1960 by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. In recent years, especially regarding genetic modification, heavy funding also comes from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

With all its support, the IRRI is "force-feeding" these GM field trials on a resisting Philippines - and feeding the world a line of bull about it.