April 24, 2008 § 1 Comment
Yesterday, Greenpeace Philippines had a presscon, exposing what it believes are Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) rice being sold to Philippine markets. The environmental group calls on the Philippine National Food Authority (NFA) to rid its stocks of US GMO rice.
I hate to think that Greenpeace has turned into an anti-tech group. I mean, what’s the fuzz about GMO, except to say that this piece of fine lab work gives more food to the Pinoy table?
And I obviously don’t want to think that Greenpeace is paranoid. Will we turn into green monsters by eating GMO? Will we develop cancers just by cooking GMO rice? Will we develop extra limbs or extra eyes by eating GMO?
I hate to say it, but I think Greenpeace Philippines is being used by unscrupulous big-time rice traders who are losing millions of pesos worth of profits due to the influx of US rice. I don’t know if they’re conscious about it, but this environmental group should not interfere with what government is now trying to do. It’s trying to feed Pinoys with whatever means it can get its hands on.
That includes poison.