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Philippines reports first avian flu outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manila | Reuters — The Philippines will cull 200,000 chickens, quails and ducks after confirming the country’s first outbreak of bird flu, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday. The avian flu outbreak was detected in a farm in San Luis municipality in Pampanga province, north of the capital Manila, which later spread to five […] Read more

Philippines rush new GMO rules to avert import disruption

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manila | Reuters — The Philippines is set to issue new rules next month on GMO imports, seeking to avert food supply disruptions when a court-ordered stoppage kicks in as import permits for livestock feed expire this year, government officials said. In a landmark ruling in December, the country’s Supreme Court struck down a 2002 government […] Read more


Philippines to challenge court-ordered GMO import ban

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manila | Reuters — The Philippine government said it will challenge a ban on GMO imports ordered by the country’s top court, after the ruling rattled global markets this week over the threat of disruption to millions of tonnes of soybean meal shipments. Last week, the Supreme Court struck down a 2002 government regulation that […] Read more