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Mozambique harvests first genetically modified maize – Chókwè

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Mozambique harvests first genetically modified maize – Chókwè

              Mozambique harvested its first genetically modified maize on 14 August 2017 on an experimental plot at the Institute for Agrarian Research’s Chókwè agrarian station in the southern province of Gaza. According to Noticias, the initiative aims to provide the sector of drought-resistant and insect-tolerant seeds. The first growing season, characterised by abundant rainfall where the studies are being carried out, saw 14 varieties tested. They are...

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Biotechnology timeline: Humans have manipulated genes since the ‘dawn of civilization’

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Biotechnology timeline: Humans have manipulated genes since the ‘dawn of civilization’

            Brian Colwell | July 18, 2017 | Genetic Literacy Project Historically, biotech has been primarily associated with food, addressing such issues as malnutrition and famine. Today, biotechnology is most often associated with the development of drugs. But drugs are hardly the future of biotech. We’ve entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and genetics are on a new level. Biotech is paving a way for a future open to imagination, and that’s kind of scary....

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15 tips to better communicate about GMOs with the public

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

15 tips to better communicate about GMOs with the public

              Paul Vincelli | July 13, 2017 | Genetic Literacy Project We natural scientists excel at accumulating scientific knowledge. Thus, it is only natural that we believe that, if we can just share scientific information — and lots of it — others will think as we do about a controversial topic.  This is called the information deficit model. It is perfectly logical that we scientists try to fill an information deficit. It is also a singularly...

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Plant Breeding Innovation

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Plant Breeding Innovation

            Published on Jul 11, 2017 CropLife/ASTA (American Seed Trade Association) video on plant breeding and its many milestones. Please click image below for...

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#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

            Arman ‘Ali’ Ghodsinia, a Marawi City native who graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines, delivers a valedictory message during the 106th general commencement exercises at the UP Diliman Amphitheater in Quezon City.   Published 12:34 PM, June 30, 2017 (Updated 12:38 PM, June 30, 2017)   ‘You have to have many scientists – Filipino scientists – who...

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