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Official Statement on Court of Appeals Decision on Biotech Crops

By CropLife Philippines, PSIA, and ISAAA Inc.
May 22, 2024

CropLife Philippines (“CropLife”), a national organization dedicated to providing innovative plant technologies for agriculture’s advancement; Philippine Seed Industry Association (PSIA), a non-profit organization of private and public institutions involved in the development & distribution of high quality seeds; and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications(ISAAA) Inc., a not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of bioscience technologies to key stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, jointly express our concern on the recent Court of Appeals (CA) decision against two breakthrough crop technologies, namely, Golden Rice and Bt eggplant, and which also halts the review and approval of new and pending applications for contained use, field testing, direct use as food or feed processing, commercial propagation, and importation of all biotechnology-derived products such as genetically modified (GM) crops.

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