Invest Asian, 26 February 2016
New laws could halt the genetically modified organism (GMO) agriculture in the Philippines. This in turn could cripple the adoption of GMO technology in the Southeast Asian region as a whole, especially since the country is ASEAN’s regional pioneer in the field.
Late last year, the nation’s top court overhauled all existing laws about GMO farming, effectively halting all planting and the issuance of new permits. This came into effect only because of repetitive petitions from environmental activists and agencies such as Greenpeace.