Posts made in December, 2013

Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Biotech crops will have an essential role in ensuring that there’s enough to eat. By David Rotman on December 17, 2013   Signs of late blight appear suddenly but predictably in Ireland as soon as the summer weather turns humid, spores of the funguslike plant pathogen wafting across the open green fields and landing on the wet leaves of the potato plants. This year it...

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Jeffrey Smith’s claim of rampant GMO/gluten allergies rebuked by Celiac Disease Foundation

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Maggie Hennessy | December 5, 2013 | Food Navigator The Celiac Disease Foundation has challenged a recent report from the Institute for Responsible Technology—an organization founded by anti-GMO crusader and former yogic instructor Jeffrey Smith—that claimed that the rise of gluten allergies and sensitivities can be tied to the consumption of genetically modified foods.   “There has been no scientific evidence put forward for a GMO/celiac...

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Russia to be allowed cultivation of GMO crops

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

          by VLADISLAV VOROTNIKOV 11 Dec 2013 Russia wil be allowed to cultivate genetically modified crops – according to government decree number 839 dated September 23, said Russian Agroholdings head of market researches of Bunge Company Oleg Sukhanov. The decision shall enter into force on 1st July 2014, while the registration of seeds, he said, will take a couple of years, so the first harvest of genetically modified soybeans in Russia can be harvested in...

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Gene discovery leads way to more rice

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Dr. Tsutomu Ishimaru is introducing the SPIKE gene into new rice varieties to boost yield.   Scientists from Japan and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have discovered a rice gene that in preliminary testing increased production by 13–36% in modern long-grain indica rice varieties—the world’s most widely grown types of rice. “We discovered the gene, SPIKE, in an Indonesian tropical japonica rice variety,” announced rice breeder...

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Philippine Department Of Education Recognizes Key Role of Biotech in National Development

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            DepEd Usec. for Programs and Projects Dr. Dina Ocampo delivers a message during the opening ceremony of the 9th NBW.   The Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) highlighted the value of biotechnology in addressing agricultural and environmental challenges in the country during the opening ceremony of the 9th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) on November 25, 2013 at Universidad De Manila, Manila City. In her message, DepEd Undersecretary for...

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