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José Bové Sentenced for Destruction of Genetically Modified Plants

HeadlineMar 16, 2001

French anti-globalization campaigner José Bové has been sentenced for the destruction of genetically modified plants. A court in the southern French town of Montpellier gave the radical farmer a 10-month suspended sentence and put him on two years’ probation. Bové and two colleagues destroyed 3,000 genetically modified rice plants at a research institute in June of 1999.

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