Posts made in November, 2013

Pope Francis blessing a sample of Golden Rice

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

              Pope Francis blessing a sample of Golden Rice brought by Prof. Ingo Potrykus     Photo credit: AgBioWorld from https://twitter.com/AgBioWorld/status/398106604748292096...

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Modified brinjal finally sees light

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Staff Correspondent The National Committee on Biosafety (NCB) yesterday officially released the country’s first genetically modified (GM) food crop, brinjal, which is infused with pest-resistant gene. The decision was taken following a two-day meeting of the NCB, the highest regulatory body for GM crop release, held at the environment ministry with its secretary in the chair. With this decision, Bangladesh becomes...

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Philippine Genome Center opens DNA sequencing core facility

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Updated on 15 October 2013 The centre will provide DNA sequencing and bioinformatics services as pursue research in human health and agriculture Singapore: Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has launched its DNA Sequencing core facility equipped with a genetic analysis workflow system by Life Technologies, including the 3730xl DNA Analyzer, Ion PGM and Ion Proton Systems for sequencing genes to genomes, Ion AmpliSeq Gene Panels and a 7500 Fast...

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Infographic: Global Scientific Consensus on Safety of GM Foods

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              The new ‘is GM food safe?’ meme.   Posted on July 18, 2013 by Gary Frewin   So, after the first meme showing just 6 consensus statements, we decided it was time to make it a million times better. Please share this around and help to rationalise public opinion on GM foods. Every statement on this image has been individually copied from the statements issued by each of the organisations. Hopefully this can help build awareness.  ...

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