On Golden Rice, Greenpeace’s greatest fear is that project and science prevail

If the Europe-based activist group Greenpeace were simply struggling it out with Filipino politicians, it would have been easy for them. But they are at war with Filipino scientists. And that’s where their credibility problem lies.

Greenpeace has made a name in the Philippines as a result of its unrelenting campaign against efforts by Filipino scientists to develop new plant varieties — particularly through the process called biotechnology. It has positioned itself well as the chief critic of the local science community spearheaded by research teams from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB).

Greenpeace has raised its local profile even higher lately following efforts to derail the testing of an eggplant variety called Bt Talong.

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Read the full, original story here: “Greenpeace’s greatest fear”

 

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