Posts made in March, 2014

When informed, Philippine farmers ‘keen’ on GM eggplant

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              05/03/14 By Lotuslei Dimagiba   Speed read GM eggplant can cut the use of pesticides and save farmers money Farmers said they would switch to growing GM eggplant, once they learnt this Critics say biotech firms are using farmers to coax a shift to GMO foods [MANILA] A study contends that 96 per cent of Filipino farmers are willing to shift to a genetically modified eggplant and are willing to pay double the seed price if it means a...

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ISAAA Brief 46-2013: Eighteen Million Farmers in 27 Countries Chose Biotech Crops in 2013, Global Plantings Increase by 5 Million Hectares

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

ISAAA Brief 46-2013: Eighteen Million Farmers in 27 Countries Chose Biotech Crops in 2013, Global Plantings Increase by 5 Million Hectares

              Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world   BEIJING (Feb. 13, 2014) — The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop...

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IFPRI Reports Role of Agri Technologies in Attaining Food Security

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              19 February 2014 International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) investigated on the role of agricultural technologies in addressing hunger using comprehensive process-based modeling. The results was published in a report titled Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies. The study involved evaluation of yield and food impact through 2050 of a broad range of agricultural technologies under...

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Beneficial insects, nematodes not harmed by genetically modified, insect-resistant crops, studies show

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

             This shows Geocoris punctipes feeding on an unidentified Homopteran. February 3, 2014 Entomological Society of America Summary: Two new studies show that genetically modified Bt crops have no negative effects on two beneficial insect predators or on a beneficial, entomopathogenic nematode. A large body of literature has shown that genetically-modified plants that produce proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to protect themselves...

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EU, African science groups support biotech development

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              March 5, 2014    Scientists from European and African academic associations meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last week (27 February) joined forces in calling for the use of biotechnology in African agriculture.   The scientists, from the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), said that agricultural biotechnology could contribute to sustainable agriculture and to providing...

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