Posts made in March, 2013

A Moral Weight for the Agricultural Tool of Biotechnology

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              A Moral Weight for the Agricultural Tool of Biotechnology BY JOHN RIGOLIZZO, JR. ON MARCH 14, 2013 5:42 AM As Catholic cardinals selected Pope Francis in Rome on Wednesday, we watched an ancient church at its most medieval: obedient to tradition, cloaked in secrecy, and waiting for white smoke. The papal conclave appears positively anti-modern. Yet in another sense, the Vatican stands in the vanguard of science and technology. It’s one of the...

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Filipinos switch to gene-altered corn

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Filipinos switch to gene-altered corn

              Filipinos switch to gene-altered corn Friday, 08 March 2013 | By PAUL M. ICAMINA Each and every year, biotech yellow corn has increased the income of farmers by $264.5 million in the eight years up to 2011 and since the crop was first planted in the Philippines in 2003. It’s called biotech corn because its genes have been altered to develop resistance to corn borers and to tolerate chemical herbicides that are sprayed to kill weeds in corn...

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Nigeria: UNESCO Seeks Entrenchment of Biotechnology in Africa

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Nigeria: UNESCO Seeks Entrenchment of Biotechnology in Africa BY CHIOMA OBINNA, 26 FEBRUARY 2013 The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation, UNESCO wants African governments to commence popularisation of biotechnology as the surest route to drive development in the continent. The recommendation came at an international seminar on biotechnology held to formally commission the International Centre for Biotechnology,...

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Search for Research Associates at Pioneer Hi-Bred Int’l.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Activities, Classifieds | 0 comments

              Join the global industry leader that provide success to the world’s farmers as:   A.        RESEARCH ASSOCIATES TESTING (North Luzon) Qualifications: ·      Graduate of any Agricultural course preferably major in:      – Plant breeding and Genetics      – Entomology      – Agronomy      – Pathology ·      A licensed Agriculturist ·      Minimum of 2 years’ experience in crop research ·      Good leadership and...

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ISAAA Brief 44-2012: Executive Summary Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

ISAAA Brief 44-2012: Executive Summary Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012

                ISAAA Brief 44-2012: Executive Summary Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012   Biotech Crop hectares increased by an unprecedented 100-fold, from 1.7 million hectares in 1996, to 170 million hectares in 2012.   Introduction This Executive Summary focuses on the 2012 biotech crop highlights, which are presented and discussed in detail in ISAAA Brief 44, Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2012, and...

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