On February 17, a Greenpeace decontamination unit removed genetically-engineered Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplants from a field trial site in Paciano village in Bay, Laguna, and sealed the experimental food crop in hazmat (hazardous materials) containers to prevent further contamination to neighboring fields and the environment. (Photo by Gregorio B. Dantes Jr. / bulatlat.com)
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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño said agriculture agencies and government-ran agricultural schools are mandated by the law to promote organic farming. So why are they promoting genetically modified crops like Bt eggplant?
By ML MARIGZA NORTHERN DISPATCH Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — Farmers groups have protested the field testing of genetically modified (GM) eggplants in the Philippines. Known as the Philippine Fruit and Shoot Borer (FSB)-resistant eggplants (Bt brinjal) or Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant, the Department of Agriculture has started multi-location field testing prior to commercialization.…