Posts made in July, 2015

Biotech cited for food diversity in PHL NAST Annual Scientific Meeting

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            16-July-2015 SEARCA BIC Media Release “We have the safeguards. At the level of each country, you have biosafety committees, you have different committees looking at food safety, environmental safety, and other concerns. But there are now guidelines in the Codex Alimentarius as to how we conduct risk assessment of GM food.” This was stated by Professor Emeritus in Food Science in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Dr. Ma. Concepcion Lizada...

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Enhancing capacities for GM food and feed analysis

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              The Bureau of Plant Industry of the Department of Agriculture participates in the 12th Meeting of the ASEAN Genetically Modified Food Testing Network (ASEAN GMF Net) to be held on 28-29 July 2015 in Brunei Darussalam. The network is an initiative implemented by ASEAN to advance the crucial aspects of regulating genetically modified organisms or GMOs.   The Philippines, through the DA Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and the Biotech Program Office,...

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APEC Targets Greater Use of Biotechnologies to Enhance Food Security

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              [Medan, Indonesia, 4 July 2013] Issued by the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology—Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group Joint Meeting   APEC member economies are seeking to widen the availability of agricultural biotechnologies to help ensure adequate food supplies and boost the livelihoods of farmers.Agricultural and biotechnology experts from around the Pacific Rim laid the groundwork for increased...

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Study reveals mechanisms of plants’ drought response

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              The stunted development of the “double mutant” plant (far right), compared with those featuring either one or no mutated genes.  29 June 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln biologists have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought. The researchers have shown that mutations in two genes of the plant species Arabidopsis thaliana can stifle its development and disrupt the defense mechanisms that...

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