PAASE strongly supports the continuation of the research and development and field testing of Bt Eggplant in the Philippines under the newly enacted DOST-DA-DENR-DOH-DILG Joint Department Circular No. 1, Series of 2016.
The Bt Eggplant is an alternative to fight pest infestation without the use of pesticides which is costly for Filipino farmers, and may pose hazardous risks in health for both farmers and consumers of eggplant.
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May 12, 2016