EDITORIAL

Standing Up for GMOs

Science  20 Sep 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6152, pp. 1320
DOI: 10.1126/science.1245017

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On 8 August 2013, vandals destroyed a Philippine “Golden Rice” Field Trial. Officials and staff of the Philippine Department of Agriculture that conduct rice tests for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) had gathered for a peaceful dialogue. They were taken by surprise when protesters invaded the compound, overwhelmed police and village security, and trampled the rice. Billed as an uprising of farmers, the destruction was actually carried out by protesters trucked in overnight in a dozen jeepneys.

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