GM rice trials in the Philippines ‘will go ahead’

SciDev.Net: Scientists researching genetically modified (GM) rice in the Philippines have insisted that field trials will go ahead in December, despite the new agriculture secretary, Proceso Alcala, making strong anti-GM statements since taking office two months ago. In particular, Alcala told SciDev.Net that he will not permit the production of GM rice unless it is proved safe for human consumption. Researchers at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are developing a version ......

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