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

Route of contamination

Philippines LLRICE601 found in Manila

On 28th November 2006 Greenpeace announced it had found illegal LLRICE601 in rice products from the US and on sale in Manila. The brand found to be contaminated by GE rice was "Uncle Sam Texas Long Grain Rice" which is distributed in the Philippines by Purefeeds Inc and sold in major supermarkets like Robinson's, Shopwise, and SM.

For full details of the global rice contamination by LLRICE601 click here
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GMO rice contamination found in the Philippines Thailand, Vietnam slam doors against GE rice as contamination spreads further November 28, 2006 >


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