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Proponents of GM rice ignore the risks

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Genetically modified (GM) rice, cleverly dubbed “golden rice” by its proponents, is rice whose genetic makeup is being manipulated so that its grains will contain beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is supposed to help prevent Vitamin A deficiency, a leading cause of blindness. Experiments have been ongoing, with the aim of introducing GM rice to the public in a couple of years.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Balangiga—a deer among cattle

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Sadly the problems in 1901 were common to those of other towns, but only the people of Balangiga responded so intensely. Someone or something had given them a sharper sense of injustice.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The face of Philippine politics

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The facts are glaring. In the Philippines, politics is always about the glamour of public office.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Future you

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In a landmark study for the McKinsey Center for Government, Mona Mourshed, Diana Farrel and Dominic Barton visualize three critical intersections in the transition from education to employment: when young people enroll in postsecondary education (whether academic or technical-vocational), when they build skills, and when they seek work.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Manang’ Letty’s farm

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From the perspective of the city, the countryside often feels like a foreign country, a network of colonial outposts long conquered and emptied of culture, reduced to either bare life or, as Marx once famously put it, a constant state of idiocy. A surprising exception is Manang Letty’s farm in Pangasinan.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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