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Region/Continent and country:
Asia / Philippines
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Seed
GM organism involved:
Maize
Year incident occurred:
2006

Route of contamination

Philippines - Farmers lured into planting Bt maize

Filipino farmers in the province of Oriental Mindoro, The Philippines, have been misled into planting GM Bt maize. The province of Oriental Mindoro has banned GMO crops and set its path towards becoming the capital of organic farming in the Philippines. Witnesses asserted that Monsanto's local agent had been luring farmers with generous loans to plant what was claimed to be conventional hybrid corn. Laboratory tests later confirmed, however, that the maize crop was actually GM Bt maize.
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Further information

"Illegal" farmers label Bt corn field. Greenpeace press release. May 10, 2006 >


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