(L-R) Petitioners Leo Avila of Davao City Agriculturist, Atty. Maria Paz Luna, former Senator Orly Mercado and Greenpeace Southeast Asia Executive Director Von Hernandez hold a press conference before filing a petition today April 26, 2012 in the Supreme Court in Manila to put a halt on Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) field trials in the Philippines. The petition seeks a temporary environmental protection order (TEPO) against the multi-location field trials of the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) talong. Greenpeace is campaigning for GMO-free food production based on the principles of sustainability, protection of biodiversity and providing all people to have access to safe and nutritious food.
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