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Apr 20, 2012

Traditional Kinship Ties Facilitated Adoption of GM Crops in Philippines

On 20 April 2012, CropBiotech News announced the publication of a report on how the adoption of biotech or gene-modified (GM) corn in the Philippines was facilitated by certain farmer, colleague, and kinship relationships.  Researchers at the University of the Philippines - Los Baños conducted surveys with farmers to understand how they learned about GM corn and why they decided to start planting it.  The report concludes that the farmers' made their decision to switch to GM corn based on increases in yields and income.  They learned more money and had to spend less on pesticides.

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