Philippines: Philippines First in World to Approve Golden Rice for Propagation

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   RP2021-0042

On July 21, 2021, the Philippines became the first country in the world to approve Golden Rice for commercial propagation, which aims to reduce malnutrition. In so doing, the Philippines has again demonstrated its commitment to embracing scientific innovation as a tool to advance Sustainable Development Goal number 2. This decision follows a multi-agency review confirming Golden Rice is as safe as conventional rice.

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