Posts made in October, 2015

Broad scientific consensus on safety of GMO technology

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

            by Dr. Emil Javier October 10, 2015 Despite the long enunciated national policy of safe, responsible use of modern biotechnology, a few local government units have unilaterally passed resolutions/ordinances banning genetically modified organisms (GMO) crops in their respective jurisdictions. These bans deprive our farmers of an effective technology that can raise their productivity, increase their incomes, and enhance competitiveness of our...

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Biotech In Focus Photo Contest

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture – Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) are pleased to invite you to join our photo contest Biotech In Focus. This contest is part of this year’s celebration of the National Biotechnology Week.   Theme: Breaking the Biotech Myth Biotech in Focus is the...

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Agri-biotech Discussed in APEC 2015

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            As part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Food Security Week hosted this year by the Philippines in partnership with ISAAA, the High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (HLPDAB) convened representatives of the APEC member economies to discussagri-biotech developments in the region on September 30-October 1, 2015 at the Iloilo Convention Center in Iloilo City. The agenda focused on the theme “Enhancing...

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Brief Report: APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              BRIEF REPORT ON: APEC HIGH LIVEL POLICY DIALOGUE ON AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (HLPDAB) Iloilo, Philippines, 30 September-1 October 2015 2015 HLPDAB Chair: Dr. Segfredo R. Serrano, Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture 2015 HLPDAB Coordinator, the Department of Agriculture. The HLPDAB Terms of Reference was presented for discussion. As early as 2001, APEC Senior Officials had affirmed the benefits of biotechnology and...

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Biotechnology boosts corn farmers’ yield, income

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

               October 03, 2015  Lilibeth A. French ILOILO CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA6) – – The use of biotech corn technology has generated higher yield and increased the income of around 400,000 farmers mostly started as ‘resource poor’ in the country. Data presented by Dr. Saturnina Halos, Chair of the Philippine Biotechnology Advisory Team of the Department of Agriculture, during the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology here on...

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