Posts made in September, 2014

The Next Green Revolution

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

            The cassava plants in this petri dish have been genetically engineered to resist brown streak virus, a disease that’s spreading across sub-Saharan Africa, where cassava is a staple for 250 million people. Field tests began last spring in Uganda. Only four African countries allow the planting of genetically modified crops.   By Tim Folger (From the National Geographic Society, September 2014) Photographs by Craig Cutler   Modern supercrops...

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Scientists Value SciComm But Spend Little Time Communicating Biotech to the Public

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

              September 24, 2014 Studies have shown that university professors and public sector scientists are regarded by the public as highly credible sources of information on biotechnology. Thus, their role in communicating biotechnology is critical. ISAAA conducted a survey to investigate how scientists and academics view science communication (scicom) and their role in public awareness and understanding. Over 200 respondents from 63 different research...

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Philippines Leading In Regional Agri-Biotech Research – USDA

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

              USDA Foreign Agriculture Service released a report on agri-biotechnology in the Philippines. According to the report, the Philippines continues to be a regional leader in biotech research and commercialization, as well as a model for science-based and thorough biotech regulatory policy. The Philippines is now self-sufficient in corn after successful propagation of biotech corn over the past decade. No environmental or health issues have been...

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Philippine NAST talks biotech with local policymakers and stakeholders in Mindanao

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              22-September-2014 SEARCA BIC Media Release Scientist-members of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST Philippines) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently held Biotechnology IEC Forums in the southern island group Mindanao last September 17 and 19, 2014. Discussed during the forums were modern biotechnology in general –its principles, applications, products, safety, and benefits. Participated...

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The Debate About GMO Safety Is Over, Thanks To A New Trillion-Meal Study

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            By Jon Entine SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 9/17/2014 @ 4:53PM Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! “Monsanto MON +0.12%’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals,” screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It touts “new research” but as is typical of such articles and...

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