The day the Special 13th Division of the Court of Appeals ordered to permanently stop all field experiments on the Bt eggplant or Bt ‘talong’ variety is a pitiful day for Filipino consumers and farmers, a huge setback to the struggling science community, and a serious curtailment of the academic freedom of the University of the Philippines. The CA order was a perverse application of the Writ of Kalikasan which intent is to assure the Filipino people of balanced and healthful ecology because this was precisely what the Bt talong research was trying to accomplish.