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Corn growers push law on agri biotechnology

MANILA, Philippines – Corn farmers are urging the Department of Agriculture (DA) to craft a law on agricultural biotechnology to protect the local food supply chain.

The Philippine Maize Federation Inc. (Philmaize) cited the need to push for a legislation that would preserve the right of local farmers to plant and distribute genetically modified (GM) crops in the country.

“The lack of an agricultural biotechnology law opens up the food supply chain to legal distortions,” Philmaize chairman emeritus Rod Bioco said.

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