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"Golden Rice" Galvanizes Both Sides of Philippines Food Fight

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August 20, 2013
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The long-running debate over genetically modified rice in the Philippines has intensified, with farmers warning of damage to their livelihoods if so-called "Golden Rice" is allowed to be commercially grown, while scientists argue it could save lives. The issue is now back in the headlines as both sides prepare for a government evaluation, that could determine its future. Ben Gruber has more.


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