THE PHILIPPINES

 
Published: Thursday 15 November 2001

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace has urged the Philippines to impose mandatory labelling on food products containing genetically modified organisms (gmos), as recent tests have showed the presence of massive levels of gmos in several baby food products sold in the country. "The confirmed presence of gmos in the foodstuff, without the public's knowledge and consent, should be basis enough to jolt the Philippines government into action," Greenpeace said. Even Swiss healthcare group Novartis ag has confirmed the allegations of Greenpeace. It has admitted that some samples of baby food it sold in the Philippines contain gm soya.

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