SC Issues Writ of Kalikasan on Genetically Modified Rice and Eggplant Products

‘Most plastics used for in food, product packaging ‘not recyclable’ – ‘Balik scientist’

By: C-Help Team

Most plastics are not recyclable, according to a Filipino scientist, and while very few can be recycled, they are difficult to collect and separated from non-recyclable plastics.

Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, a 2016 DOST “Balik Scientist” talked about plastic and their recyclability in his affidavit that forms part of a landmark complaint filed by 32 Filipino consumers against Coca-Cola Philippines and 6 other manufacturing companies for their alleged deceptive recyclable plastic advertisement before the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). more

Coca Cola, 5 other oceans ‘polluters’ in hot water for false recyclable plastic ads 

Consumers now gearing up for legal battle as DTI issues Certificate to File Action 

By: C-Help Team

The 32 concerned Filipino consumers who filed a complaint against Coca Cola Philippines and five other companies for their dangerous plastic packaging and false recyclable plastic advertisement are now gearing up for adjudication before the Department of Trade and Industry. 

At a press conference in Quezon City on January 25, the complainants lauded the DTI for its prompt action that will allow their legitimate complaints against the manufacturing firms to be justly heard.   

Aside from Coca Cola, the other companies named respondent to the consumer complaints are Pepsi Cola, Nestle, Unilever, Colgate Palmolive and Universal Robina Corp (URC).  These manufacturing companies have been blamed for causing plastic pollution in the Philippines and the world.

The DTI recently handed down Certificates to File Action following failed mediation between parties. . . more

Opinion: Golden Rice in aid of diabetes?

By: C-Help Team

In his analysis posted in the Inquirer.net on 3:03 PM, 11 May 2021, Dr. Teodoro C. Mendoza, science director of Community Legal Help and Public Interest Centre, unmasked the lies of Golden Rice, saying it will not be a cure for Vitamin A deficiency in children.

In conclusion, he said in his report that based on his calculations, children should eat 64.235 kilos to 89.44 kilos of Golden Rice in one day, to get the promised cure, an amount that would already be their one-year consumption.

Hence, he said: It goes without saying that Golden Rice variety, though containing beta carotene, can not be used to treat Vitamin A deficiency. If his computations are correct, the proponents of Golden Rice, and the governments that will allow its commercial propagation and promotion as a cure to Vitamin A deficiency in children, should start working on a cure for diabetes.

This is not a joke.

Even the Department of Health (DOH) has warned against diabetes. In its website, the DOH said that in 2013, data from the Philippine Health Statistics revealed that diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death among Filipinos … [more]

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