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|Tags:||environment, maize, Philippines, review, safety|
Abstract or Summary
This paper aims to provide a summary of the research conducted by Filipino scientists on safety assessment of Bt corn. It concludes that Bt corn adopters have shown increased productivity and income in terms of higher yield and improved profitability, respectively. It also support previous studies which had shown Bt corn MON 810 to be safe for consumption either as food and feed and safe for the environment. The study also notes that a good extension support system is needed in order to provide factual information on the benefits and risks of biotech corn and biotechnology, in general.
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