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Hundreds of farmers, peasant women and agriculture workers launched a protest campaign in front of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) led by the National Women Farmers and Workers Association (NWFA) and Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF).  The demonstration called against golden rice commercialization. Abdul Mazid, General Secretary of BAFLF, Nasrin Sultana, President of NWFA, Rima Akther, Grneral Secretary of NWFA, Md. Mamun, Md. Monirul Islam, Asgor Ali from BAFLF spoke at the meeting.

Nasrin Sultana of NWFA explained that “Since 2006, we have consistently protested and even formed a barricade in BRRI against Golden Rice. We denounce the government approval of Golden Rice commercialization. The public must be alarmed with the great risks of Golden Rice consumption to food safety and public health. Golden rice commercialization equates to billions worth of annual corporate profit in expanse of consumers’ health and farmers’ seed freedom. This cannot be allowed”. 

Hundreds of farmers, peasant women and agriculture workers launched a protest campaign in front of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) led by the National Women Farmers and Workers Association (NWFA) and Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF).  The demonstration called against golden rice commercialization. Abdul Mazid, General Secretary of BAFLF, Nasrin Sultana, President of NWFA, Rima Akther, Grneral Secretary of NWFA, Md. Mamun, Md. Monirul Islam, Asgor Ali from BAFLF spoke at the meeting.

Nasrin Sultana of NWFA explained that “Since 2006, we have consistently protested and even formed a barricade in BRRI against Golden Rice. We denounce the government approval of Golden Rice commercialization. The public must be alarmed with the great risks of Golden Rice consumption to food safety and public health. Golden rice commercialization equates to billions worth of annual corporate profit in expanse of consumers’ health and farmers’ seed freedom. This cannot be allowed”.