PG economics is a UK based advising and consultancy agency for agriculture and other natural resource-based industries. Its clients include both public and private sector entities including biotech companies, farmers organizations, the UK government and the European Commission. This is its 11th report on the global economic and environmental impact of GM crops, which compiled data from to The authors, who have backgrounds in agricultural economics, broke down the data by both country and crop.
Its first task was formulating Philippine Biosafety Guidelines, which govern "the regulation of the importation or introduction, movement and field release of potentially hazardous biological materials in the Philippines.
The NCBP consists of the following members: The guidelines also describe the required physical and biological containment and safety procedures in handling biological materials. Presidential Policy Statement "InPresident Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued the policy statement on modern biotechnology, reiterating the government policy of promoting the safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology and its products as one of several means to achieve and sustain food security, equitable access to health services, sustainable and safe environment and industry development.
State Department memo sent from the U. Embassy in Manila a month after EO was issued derided EO for promulgating "conflicting principles in recognizing the need for science-based risk assessments while allowing social, cultural, and ethical considerations to guide biosafety decisions.
Ambassador saw EO as a compromise between pro-biotech forces in the Filipino Department of Agriculture, industry, and the U. For example, the EO drew from Article 28 of the CBP [Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety] in permitting social, economic, ethical, and cultural assessments prior to commercialization.
The EO also gave flexibility for [Government of the Philippines] agencies to jointly issue environmental impact assessment guidelines as a requirement for biosafety decision-making. These additional requirements may be inconsistent with WTO principles and would likely lengthen the approval process and make the regulatory system tedious and prone to corruption.
It could also make it more expensive for the private sector and public institutions -- which rely on meager national government budgets -- to commercialize their biotech innovations. The company anticipates difficulty renewing its permit to commercially propagate Bt corn MONthe first biotech food crop approved for commercial release in Asiawhich will expire in Biotech Coalition of the Philippines President Ben Pecson was surprised that the President signed the EO after it had languished in her office for nearly two years.
He said the EO is inconsistent with the national policy to promote the use of biotechnology to address economic development goals.Economic benefits Globally, the report found that farmers received an average of $ for each dollar invested in GM crop seeds in However, in developing countries that number was even higher, as farmers in places like South and Latin America, Africa and Asia received an average of $ for every dollar invested in GM crops.
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that agricultural productivity, including the use of GMOs, is critical to meeting the continent’s food security needs, as farmers grapple with climate variability, degradation of soil and water resources, persistent pests and crop diseases, and land constraints.
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9 May, hrs – see updates at end of post Once again media reports have emerged claiming that genetically modified pest-resistant Bt brinjal (eggplant) has failed in the field and that farmers in Bangladesh are regretting that they have begun to grow it.