Posts made in October, 2012

European authority finds study on GM maize inadequate

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European authority finds study on GM maize inadequate

            [Updated on 10 October 2012]   Initial review by the European Food Safety Authority finds study by French scientists damning Monsanto corn insufficient to be considered for risk assessment   Singapore: The European Food Safety Authority has concluded that a recent paper raising concerns about the potential toxicity of genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and of a herbicide containing glyphosate is of insufficient scientific quality to be...

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Filipino Farmers Revitalize Its Commitment Towards Agri-Productivity

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Filipino Farmers Revitalize Its Commitment Towards Agri-Productivity

              “Modern biotechnology is for skillful, ingenious, and progressive farmers,”  was the key message of Dr. Candida Adalla, director of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Biotechnology Program, to the Filipino farmers during the 3rd National Agricultural Biotechnology Farmers Conference held at the Davao Insular Waterfront Hotel, Davao City last 26 September 2012. Dr. Adalla assured the safety of genetically modified (GM)...

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American Medical Association (AMA) Reiterates Support for GM Technology

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American Medical Association (AMA) Reiterates Support for GM Technology

              The American Medical Association (AMA) released a statement reiterating its position on genetically modified crops. It continues to recognize the conclusions of the 1987 National Academy of Sciences white paper that (a) There is no evidence that unique hazards exist either in the use of rDNA techniques or in the movement of genes between unrelated organisms; (b) The risks associated with the introduction of rDNA-engineered organisms are the same...

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Biotech Campus Journalism Contest

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Biotech Campus Journalism Contest

                  Organized by the Philippine Science Journalists Association, Inc. (PSciJourn), AGHAM Partylist, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture – Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC). Join the BIOTECH CAMPUS JOURNALISM CONTEST and get a chance to be published and visit biotech laboratories and...

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