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O cam po, a cam paigner for the organization in the Philippines, put it, “We w ould rather
err on the side of caution.”
For others, the potential of crops like G olden R ice to allev iate suffering is all that m atters.
“This technology can sav e liv es,” one of the petition’s signers, Jav ier Delgado of Mexico,
w rote. “But false fears can destroy it.”
Am y Harm on is a national correspondent for Th e N ew Y ork Tim es.
Th is article h as been revised to reflect th e following correction:
Co rrectio n: August 24, 20 13
An earlier version of th is article m isspelled th e Ph ilippine region wh ere protesters
destroy ed a field growing genetically m odified rice. I t is th e Bicol region, not Bricol.
A v er s ion of this new s analy s is appear s in pr int on A ugus t 25, 2013, on page SR1 of the New Y or k edition w ith the
headline: Golden Ric e: Lif es av er ?.
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