2013-08-01 19:55:53

Environmentalists win court battle stopping GMO eggplant research in Philippines

In France today, the country’s top administrative court overturned its government’s ban on a type of genetically-modified corn made by Monsanto. Last month, Monsanto announced it would not pursue any patent approvals for new GMO crops in Europe, but this one had been approved since 1998 and embroiled in legal and political battles ever since. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, a recent court order has taken that country in a different direction on GMO policy. Environmentalists and organic farmers have won a battle against a new GMO crop: eggplant.

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