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Victory for the farmers in the Philippines. Court of Appeals declares trials on Bt eggplant unsafe.

The Court of Appeals has recently ruled that the ongoing trials of Bacillus thuriengensis talong (Bt eggplant) are unsafe to humans and environment and that the government of Philippines has failed to adopt sufficient biosafety protocols, as well as feasibility studies on GMOs to protect the environment and people’s health. The  More and Better Network joins Searice, a More and Better member based in the Philippines, in welcoming the decision of the Court on field trials as an initial victory of the farmers and supports the Searice call for the complete pullout of transgenic crops like Bt Corn and the banning of Golden Rice. 
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