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Swedish Society for Nature Conservation denies links to Golden Rice trial vandalism

| | November 14, 2013

(Summary)

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation has denied any connection to the August attack on a Golden Rice field trial in the Philippines. After investigations found that the Filipino anti-GMO organization MASIPAG supported the attack, international scientists published a letter calling out the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, which funds MASIPAG through the SSNC. In response to the letter, the minister for development cooperation said that SIDA does not condone illegal activities and will investigate whether it indirectly helped fund MASIPAG’s involvement in the field trial vandalism. Now, Nature News reports, SSNC president Mikael Karlsson has denied that the SSNC funded MASIPAG, saying that “there is no evidence supporting the accusation…or that SIDA’s money financed that event.”

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