Nutrition Expert Says GM Crops Can Help the Philippines Meet Nutritional RequirementsMarch 8, 2017
Dr. Milton Stokes, Director for Global Health and Nutrition Outreach of Monsanto, said that genetically modified (GM) crops can help the Philippines meet its nutritional requirements at a press briefing on March 7, 2017.
Dr. Stokes said, "crops like Golden Rice with beta-carotene biosynthesis genes to combat Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) can help prevent 1-2 million deaths and 500,000 cases of irreversible blindness annually." He emphasized that GMOs are as safe and as nutritious as conventional crops, and added, "It has been 30 years since GMO crops have been researched and developed with more than 1,000 studies which all indicate that GMO crops are just as safe as those developed through traditional breeding."
In the Philippines, there is an ongoing debate on the safety and impact of GM crops. Dr. Stokes shared that government bodies review and approve GMOs, and there are countries such as the Philippines, where multiple agencies are involved in GM regulation.
For more information, contact Charina Ocampo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- U.S. National Academies Address PLOS One Article's Claims about the GE Crops Report
- Swaziland Parliament Commits to Enact Enabling Biosafety Legislations for GMOs
- UCLA Scientists Develop New Approach to Understand Plant Growth
- Study Solves Longstanding Mystery of Photosynthesis
- Report Shows that Biotech Soybean and Maize Can Generate US$150 million in Bolivia
- Researchers Find Wheat Bread Genome Dark Matter
- Nutrition Expert Says GM Crops Can Help the Philippines Meet Nutritional Requirements
- Scientists Publish the First Genetic Radiography of Pasta Wheat from 21 Mediterranean Countries
- Cotton GaRPL18 Regulates Resistance to Verticillium Wilt
- Cry10Aa Gene Confers Resistance to Cotton Boll Weevil in Transgenic Cotton
Plant Breeding Innovations
- Gene Editing in Chrysanthemum Using Multicopy Transgenes as Targets
- A High-Efficiency CRISPR-Cas9 System for Targeted Mutagenesis in Cotton
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Knockdown of Northern Armyworm Chitinase Genes thru Oral Delivery of RNAi Effectors
- UF Plant Science Symposium
- Retaking the Field: Strengthening the Science of Farm and Food Production
Read the latest:
- Crop Biotech Update (June 29, 2022)
- Genome Editing Supplement (June 22, 2022)
- Gene Drive Supplement (June 29, 2022)
Subscribe to CBU: