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Philippines: Organic advocates seeking ban on Golden Rice

| June 4, 2013

The following is an edited excerpt.

Euphoric over the ruling against the field testing of  genetically modified Bt eggplants, organic farming advocates are calling for a ban on a genetically modified breed of rice known as Golden Rice.

Golden Rice contains beta carotene as a source of Vitamin A and is being developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

“Is there really a need for alternate sources of Vitamin A other than what nature provided us?” said Ann Fuertes, executive director of the Interface for Development Intervention.

Read the original article in its entirety here: Organic farm advocates hail CA ruling on GMOs

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