Posts made in October, 2015

GM or Organic: Is Coexistence Possible?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Global adoption of biotech crops is skyrocketing. From 1.7 M ha in 1996, production area has increased to 181.5 M ha in 2014—more than a hundred fold increase, thus making biotech one of the fastest adopted crop technologies worldwide. In the Philippines, adoption of biotech crops has also been increasing. From less than 50,000 ha in 2003, GM corn area has reached 800,000 ha in 2014, ranking the Philippines 12th among the 19 “biotech mega countries”...

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Gov’t readies RP corn for AEC

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Created on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 The Philippine corn industry is gearing up for the integration of ASEAN economies with national and local government leaders pulling all stops to enable corn growers attain sustainable production of high quality grains, for both yellow and white varieties. “The Department of Agriculture (DA) has always regarded the local government as a sturdy and dependable partners in the implementation of programs and...

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Feeding the world: the importance of crop genomics

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Dr Ksenia Krasileva, Triticeae Genomics Group Leader at TGAC, and her team are working on large-scale projects that promise to make significant advances in global food security.   20 October 2015 Dr Ksenia Krasileva,TriticeaeGenomics Group Leader at TGAC, and her team are working on large-scale projects that promise to make significant advances in global food security. Wheat is of utmost importance in global food security – there is intense...

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DA Usec Welcomes Farmers’ Support for Bt Eggplant

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            by Edith B. Colmo October 18, 2015 Bacolod City – Agriculture Undersecretary Segfredo Serrano has welcomed the statement of support by more than 700 farmers for the approval and propagation of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplant nationwide during a recent forum held in Iloilo City. Serrano received the statement of support from Edwin Y. Paraluman, chairman of the Philippine Farmers Advisory Board (FAB) and a longtime supporter of the...

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First global food and agriculture plant genetics data library gets go-ahead

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            A hail-damaged apricot. Climate change is leading to more frequent shocks for fruit and other crops. New gateway provides vital information on global seed pool to develop shock-resistant varieties 9 October 2015, Rome – Delegates from the136 member nations of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) have given their approval to set up an international information gateway for the genetic data of food...

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