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Anti-GMO Nutjobbery Risks “Food Crisis” in the Philippines

Anti-GMO activists are on the verge of helping to set off a “food crisis” in the Philippines, after the country’s Supreme Court called for a new approach to the advanced crops and mandated farmers cease cultivating GM crops until new policies were set in place. Reuters reports:

Government agencies are scrambling to set new regulations on GMOs by Feb. 23 after the [Philippines’] top court late last year demanded an overhaul of existing rules, halting GM planting and issuance of new GM import permits until that was done.

The Supreme Court was acting on a petition by environmental activists led by Greenpeace, with the move likely to be closely watched by governments elsewhere as the Philippines is seen as a trailblazer for GMO. The country was the first in the region to allow planting and commercialization of GM corn, which it did in 2002, and has permitted GM crop imports for more than a decade.

The new GMO rules are expected to make it more difficult for modified crops to be given the green light by government regulators, and in a country where nearly three-quarters of all corn grown is genetically modified, that’s a big deal.

As the story notes, this changing perception of GMOs has been driven by Greenpeace (who else?), an organization that has a history of peddling its Luddite anti-science viewpoints in the developing world. Perhaps this sort of provincial viewpoint can be carried out by Whole Foods shoppers who feel some smug satisfaction about purchasing certified non-GMO foodstuffs, but most of the world can’t afford the luxury of such a baseless opinion. GM crops produce higher yields, which can mean all the difference for poor farmers in the developing world. On a larger scale, these crops allow countries to feed themselves, and by ignoring the science (which unequivocally says GMOs are safe for human consumption), clueless greens undermine the food security of millions of people.

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  • Blackbeard

    Call them nut jobs if you like but be honest: the Greens are winning. Winning here, winning in Europe and now even winning in third world countries that, as you say, can hardly afford this nonsense.

    What is the lesson? If you can control the message (media, entertainment, academia, etc.) then it doesn’t matter how wrong, destructive and even crazy your ideas are, you’ll still win.

  • Pimar Solet

    Text by Angel Lawin,

    Critics claim that this Zika virus outbreak currently gripping the Americas could have been caused by the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in 2012.

    Teacher Erano M. Evangelista once said that in the Bible, God had long ago discouraged man about the genetic modification or alterations of plants and animals because of the great danger it will bring to us human beings and to our environment as well.

    As written in Deuteronomy 22:9

    “Do not plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard; if you do, not only the crops you plant but also the fruit of the vineyard will be DEFILED.”

    Deuteronomy 22:9 NIV (Caps mine)

    And in Leviticus 19:19

    “‘Keep my decrees.

    “‘DO NOT MATE different kinds of animals.

    “‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed…”

    Leviticus 19:19 NIV

    The truth is this: Humanity’s acceptance of the real false prophets’ deception cause today’s sufferings from God’s curse of plagues, diseases, and disasters!

    To show us that the plagues (presently happening) are God’s way of calling us to account for disobeying His commandment, let us read the following passage in:

    “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone

    adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.”

    Revelation 22:18 NIV

    “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book”- In the Book of Revelation (which was not written by an apostle of Jesus but by a prophet whose name was also John) God is giving us a warning concerning the prophecies which were written by His prophets.

    This means that if anybody adds their own meaning or interpretation to what is written in the Book of Revelation and preaches it to others, they have also added their own meaning to all the prophecies written by the former prophets. They have instantly distorted and contaminated the whole message of God in the scriptures. Thus, the preachers led their listeners to disobey God. Consequently, they made them suffer under God’s curse which is already happening now.

    With these plagues like Zika and Ebola (which is not recorded in God’s laws) that is now currently killing a great number of people, it cannot be denied that we have listened to the people who added to God’s word in the Bible.

    The people who added their own interpretations to God’s word which made humanity suffer God’s curse are the preachers and scholars of the world’s two major religions, i.e., Christianity and Islam specifically their founders – Jesus and Muhammad.

    This includes the Jewish religious teachers because they added their own meanings to the laws that God gave Moses and did not carefully heed God’s commandment in Deuteronomy 18:18-19 to listen only to His prophet like Moses.

    Revelations of the last prophet of God, Maestro Teacher Evangelista of or and…/revelations/humanity-en.html

  • SDN

    The families of anyone who dies of famine should file genocide charges against Greenpeace.

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