Testing of GMO rice back on track in the Philippines, scientists say

| September 13, 2013
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The Philippine government’s golden rice research project has not been delayed, despite last month’s destruction of a test area in Pili town in Camarines Sur province by activists, a Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) official said.

The Department of Agriculture field testing area in Pili, which was attacked by 300 farmer activists opposing the propagation of genetically modified organisms (GMO), was only one of five sites for the trial, said Dr. Antonio Alfonso, a PhilRice scientist and the project’s designated leader.

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