Posts made in December, 2014

Global Risks of Rejecting Agricultural Biotechnology

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Calestous Juma | December 9, 2014 | Harvard Kennedy School Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Harvard Kennedy School Click here to download a PDF version of this story.   A PATH FORWARD: In a world where population increases mean the demand for food by 2050 will nearly double, biotechnology can lead to increased food security, as well as...

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Yes. GM Foods are as Safe as Their Conventional Counterparts

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              December 18, 2014 A startling exchange on Capitol Hill last week ought to end the debate over whether genetically modified foods should carry special warning labels. It came near the conclusion of a three-hour hearing on December 10. The members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health heard a range of views on a hotly contested political question—the subject of ballot initiatives in two states last month as well as...

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DOST says biotechnology to increase farmers’ productivity

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            by Carlito C. Dar / PIA Embracing science and technology boosts the country’s food production and can increase farmers’ productivity. In a recent forum by the Department of Science and Technology that aims to increase awareness on biotechnology, Dr. Prima Fe Franco, vice president for Research and Extension of the Mariano Marcos State University, said biotechnology refers to a Biology-based technology using organisms or their parts to make or modify...

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Philippine Biotech Week Highlights Biotech Education for Students, Key Stakeholders

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) hosts this year’s celebration of the National Biotechnology Week (NBW) which runs from November 24-28, 2014 at CHEd Main Office in Quezon City focusing on the theme “Edukasyon sa Bioteknolohiya: Pagyamanin para sa Kinabukasan Natin” (Fostering Education in Biotechnology for our Future). The event aims to bring public consciousness on the role ofbiotechnology in food...

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Filipino Film Makers Express Views on Biotech thru Short Videos

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              ISAAA and SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center sought the perspectives of Filipino film makers on the benefits of biotechnology in agriculture through Biotech Shorties, a video-making contest. The winners of the contest were announced during the closing ceremonies of the 10th National Biotechnology Week held at the Main Office of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Quezon City, Philippines. Ms. Marielle C. Cruz from the Polytechnic...

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