The [Philippine] Supreme Court on [July 25] set aside its December ruling that stopped the field trials of genetically modified eggplants and halted the issuance of new permits on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
But, in a rare complete reversal, the high court unanimously granted the nine motions for reconsideration appealing the said decision.
It issued a new ruling dismissing “on the ground of mootness” the petition for writ of continuing mandamus and writ of kalikasan filed by Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines) and Magsasaka at Siyentipiko sa Pagpapaunlad ng Agrikultura, among others.
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Agreeing with the appeals, the high court now said that it should have junked Greenpeace’s case to stop the field trials of Bt eggplant, because the tests have been completed and terminated and the biosafety permits expired in 2012. . . .
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