Posts made in December, 2014

Biotech role in integrated Asean market cited

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Dr. Emil Q. Javier is a former President of the University of the Philippines and the National Academy of Science and Technology. He was the founding director of the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) and the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) in UP Los Baños and has a Ph.D. in plant breeding from Cornell University, USA.   Monday, December 1, 2014 Agricultural biotechnology can help the Philippines compete with...

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Modi’s ‘Make in India’ bats for GM food crops

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              This comes despite sharp criticism received from various RSS affiliated organisations Somesh Jha  |  New Delhi November 29, 2014 Last Updated at 00:46 IST   Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Make in India campaign has pitched India as a potential investment destination for genetically modified (GM) crops. “India has the potential to become a major producer of transgenic rice and several genetically modified or engineered vegetables,”...

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Europe’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend research

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

            [2014-10-30] More than twenty of Europe’s most prominent plant scientists today signed a joint letter warning that Europe may lose its research lead unless plant science is adequately funded, GM (genetically modified) plant varieties that have been found safe are allowed and field trials are protected from vandalism. The signatories include world-leading plant scientists from Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden,...

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