Posts made in June, 2012

North Cotabato field test shows Bt eggplant wards off borer

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Activities | 0 comments

North Cotabato field test shows Bt eggplant wards off borer

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO, North Cotabato—The fourth multilocation field testing of the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant at the campus demonstration farm here in Kabacan, North Cotabato, is set to wrap up on July 10. On Friday biotechnology experts, local agriculture officers and students witnessed the 15th harvesting of the genetically modified (GM) Bt eggplant, showing similar high consistency as in three other tests elsewhere in the country in warding off attacks by the main...

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GM papayas a lesson in biotech benefits: Hawaii’s biotech papayas teach lesson

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Activities | 0 comments

GM papayas a lesson in biotech benefits: Hawaii’s biotech papayas teach lesson

A new supply of fresh papayas from Hawaii will reach grocery-store shelves in Japan this year and consumers have biotechnology to thank for it. The first “Rainbow” papayas–genetically modified to withstand the deadly ringspot virus—are now on sale. They are the first GM food Japan has approved for commercial release. It represents an important step for a country that has resisted a technology that is now conventional in North and South America and increasingly common in Africa and Asia. The...

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