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KIDAPAWAN CITYField tests of what environmentalists described as frankentalong (genetically modified eggplants) have spread to a North Cotabato town that serves as the provinces main vegetable producer.
The Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (Searice), a nongovernment organization, said it continues to oppose field tests of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant because of the risks of contamination of other plants.
Tests are now being conducted in Kabacan, North Cotabato, a vegetable-producing area.
Critics of genetically modified crops have branded these as frankenfood after Frankenstein, a fictional monster …