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PhilMaize lauds reversal of SC ruling on GMOs

Corn farmers on Wednesday said they welcome the Supreme Court’s (SC) reversal of its earlier ruling, which temporarily banned the propagation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) like Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) talong (eggplant).

The Philippine Maize Federation Inc. (PhilMaize) said the decision of the SC to reverse its December 2015, ruling, effectively eliminated the threat of disruption to the country’s corn supply.

“PhilMaize welcomes with great relief the decision of SC en banc. Kudos to the SC for [affirming] the benefits of biotechnology,” PhilMaize President Roger V. Navarro said.

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