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Negros execs vow no letup vs GMOs

Posted in BT Crops, Visayas by Erineus on April 24, 2009

By Carla Gomez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:44:00 04/23/2009

Filed Under: Food, Agriculture

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental provincial government will continue to enforce a ban on the entry of genetically modified organism (GMO) products in the province, Vice Governor Emilio Yulo said on Wednesday.

Yulo issued the statement even as another GMO corn shipment was intercepted in Victorias City and more sightings of GMO corn were reported in other parts of Negros Occidental.

Board Member Adolfo Mangao, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s committee on agriculture and author of the ordinance banning the entry of GMO products, said those criticizing the ban should have prepared for its enforcement since the ordinance was passed two years ago.

He also said that he stood by the ordinance he authored.

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