Posts made in January, 2016

SC ban on Bt talong trials ‘affects research, agri industry’

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            ‘We all know that everything we do involves risks and the only way to know that something is safe is through tests and studies,’ says a group of agricultural biotechnology students   Published 11:45 AM, December 30, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – A group of agricultural biotechnology students is urging the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision to stop field testing for Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) talong (eggplant) and other...

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The end of agri research?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 30, 2015 – 12:00am ANAHEIM, California – UP president Fred Pascual had an unusual Christmas card he posted on Facebook during the holidays. He announced the gift of health that comes from a rice-corn blend. The Institute of Plant Breeding at UP Los Baños has come up with a 70:30 blend of rice and QPM (quality protein maize). By combining the superb taste of rice and the low...

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