More than 400 farmers from the Bicol region in the Philippines have successfully uprooted the ongoing field testing of Golden Rice in their community. They trashed the GMO rice in order to stop the planned commercialization of the crop.
Farmers feel that the Agrochemical Corporations and the United States of America are behind the push for the adoption of golden rice and other GMOs. Golden rice is genetically modified with genes coming from bacteria and corn to produce beta carotene. Previously golden rice was scrapped because it didn’t work, and has only recently come back up through a testing phase. The reasons for it’s recent re-development is to combat malnutrition and vitamin A deficiency. Keep in mind however, that the average child suffering from malnutrition and vitamin A deficiency would have to eat 27 bowls of rice per day to be properly nourished, so really what benefit would golden rice supply?
The concerns voiced by the participants is that golden rice could pose unforeseen risks to human health and the environment. No doubt about it, these are very valid concerns. Multiple studies from all around the world have clearly outlined the dangers associated with GMOs, and the hazards that they could pose to human health, so in reality who can blame these protestors? Please browse through our website, or use the search bar entering key words like “GMO” if you are looking for more information and links to studies that’ve been done. It’s not hard to find if you simply do the research. Again I’d like to reiterate, studies have shown that GMOs can be harmful to human health, it’s time to wake up.
It seems the entire planet is aware of the multiple effects GMOs can have on human health, if this wasn’t the case then why would Monsanto be forced to drop their bid to approve GMO crops in Europe? Why would Italy make a move to ban GMO corn? Why would a large majority of countries all around the world reject all GMO crops? There is clearly enough evidence that supports the rejection of GMOs, this can’t be denied. Given all of these facts, I encourage you to further your research. Too often we are misled by the corporate media, which we need to remember is largely owned by the same financial institutions that hold major shares within the biotech industry! (3)(4). I’ve provided a short, quick example of that in the sources, but the connections are endless.
Farmers are correct when they say that genetically modified rice has no purpose but to satisfy large corporations and their monopoly on seeds and the desire for large profit.
It’s astonishing to see the growing resistance against GMO crops all over the planet. The movement is worldwide and has taken off exponentially. The human population isn’t stupid, we know whats up. Isn’t it funny how the only groups supporting GMOs are the corporate media? The same media that is owned by the same institutions that own these big biotech companies? Apart from them, it’s only people who watch and believe without any question or research. Given the fact that there is enough evidence to suggest that GMO crops can be harmful to human health, they should not be allowed anywhere without further examination.