Organiser(s): Elizabeth Cruzada, MASIPAG and Yoke Ling Chee, Third World Network
Ryoko Shimizu No! GMO campaign, Japan
Building the consumer anti-GMO Movement in JapanNO! GMO Campaign
Melissa Yeoh Pesticides Action Network Asia & the Pacific
THE “SAVE OUR RICE CAMPAIGN” - Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific
Lee M. Aruelo, Esq. Associate Third World Network (TWN) - Asia Program, Philippines
Current Trends and Issues on GMOs in the Philippines
In this workshop we discuss the status of GM crop commercialization in three so-called "top biotech mega-diverse countries" in Asia: India, China and the Philippines - the aggressive expansion of GM and how farm production systems and financing schemes have been altered to force farmers into the expensive and invasive technologies.
We also analyze how institutions such as the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) have manipulated media and the science community and "convinced" local and national governments to customize laws, regulations and the implementation of state agricultural programs.
The objective is an action-oriented workshop that will take a hard look at the GM take-over in our fields and in our national institutions, to help us take decisive steps forward in our campaigns and in the building of strategic alliances in the Asian region and within our countries.
Participants are encouraged to bring their experiences and lessons in campaigning against GM crops and dealing with seed laws, government, media and the scientist community, and their ideas in linking these efforts and creating a critical momentum at the Asian level.
Proceedings of the seminar on GE Crop Risk Assessment, Hosted by Pesticide Eco-Alternatives Center in cooperation with Pesticide Action Network, Asia Pacific, Kunming, Yunnan PRC
June 8-9, 2006
Report Author: Ms. Even Pay
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