Posts made in October, 2014

First molecular inventory of Lapu-lapu conducted, revealed novel information and threatened species

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              DNA-based technique characterized commercially important groupers in the Philippines   Twenty-seven species of grouper, locally known as Lapu-lapu, have been molecularly identified through DNA fingerprinting and barcoding. The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) has successfully conducted the first molecular inventory of different species of commercially important Lapu-lapu through a research project with support from the Biotechnology...

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FAO calls for “paradigm shift” towards sustainable agriculture and family farming

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva (r) addresses COAG prior to President Danilo Medina’s (l) keynote address.   Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security   29 September 2014, Rome – Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that “we cannot rely on an...

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