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Philippines to test new type of transgenic rice

(Sept. 27, 2001 -- CropChoice news) -- the Philippines will soon conduct trials on a transgenic rice that resists nine kinds of bacterial blight.

Researchers of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) conducted the development and greenhouse testing on the rice in cooperation with researchers of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

Before the trial begins, the National Committee on the Biosafety of the Philippines, a multi-sectoral body coordinated by the Department of Science and Technology, must approve it.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer