1. Call for a global ban of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs)
2. Urge the Malaysian Government to take action to protect children from toxic pesticides

Liberty Link Rice: The Scandal that Woke up the World

01 July 2011


An announcement in August 2006 by the US Agriculture Secretary, Mike Johanns, sparked off the biggest GMO scandal in recent times—Bayer CropScience had informed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) that conventional long-grain rice meant for export had been contaminated by its discontinued experimental genetically engineered (GE) Liberty Link Rice strain, LLRICE601. They could, however, offer no explanation as to how this had happened.

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