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Philippines: Anti-GM activists raise alarm on testing of GMO rice

A field testing of genetically modified “Golden Rice” in two Camarines Sur towns has stirred debate between organic farmers and farming advocates and those conducting the tests. Representatives of Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Masipag) and CamSur Organic Agriculture and Industrial Development Inc. (Camsoaid) raised alarm over the field tests, saying the genetically modified rice variety could contaminate traditional rice varieties in farms near the testing sites in the towns of Pili and Tigaon.

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