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Philippines: Court stops field testing of GM eggplant

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The Court of Appeals has stopped the nationwide field testing of genetically modified eggplants in the Philippines.

In a 26-page decision issued on May 17 but only announced Friday, the appellate court’s Special 13th division through Associate Justice Isaias Dicdican ruled that “the field trials of genetically modified organisms Bacillus thuringiensis (bt) eggplants could not be declared…as safe to human health and to our ecology with full scientific certainty, being an alteration of an otherwise natural state of affairs in our ecology.”

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