GREENPEACE decontamination unit removed genetically-engineered Bt eggplant, locally known as ‘Talong’, from a field trial site in Barangay Paciano in Bay, Laguna, and sealed the experimental food crop in hazmat (hazardous materials) containers to prevent further contamination of neighboring fields and the environment. The Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant is genetically-modified to contain a built-in toxin to kill the fruit and shoot borer insect. It is currently not  approved in any country including in India where the technology was sourced for use in the Philippines. Biosafety data released in 2009 shows that the GMO eggplant is unsuitable for human consumption. Jhun Dantes


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