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Asian Conference on Food & Nutrition Safety

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Asian Conference on Food & Nutrition Safety

November 5-7, 2008 Shangri-La’s Mactan, Cebu, Philippines The International Life Sciences Institute – SEA Region and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute will be conducting the 5th Asian Conference on Food and Nutrition Safety (ACFNS). Held once every four years, the ACFNS is recognized as a regional scientific forum to review, discuss and address the science that ensures the safety of food and water supply. This timely meeting will focus on the latest global issues and those pertinent to...

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Mindanao Farmers Learn Biotech

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Mindanao Farmers Learn Biotech

October 14, 2008 UPLB and IRRI, Philippines Around 50 farmers from Mindanao visited biotech learning institutions in Los Baños, Laguna. At the Institute of Plant Breeding, the farmers were oriented with basic concepts and applications of modern agricultural biotechnology. Research professors at the Institute discussed their activities to develop papaya with delayed-ripening property, papaya that is resistant to the papaya ringspot virus, and eggplant that is resistant to fruit and shoot borer....

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Seminar-Workshop on Biosecurity and Dual-use of Research

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Seminar-Workshop on Biosecurity and Dual-use of Research

2 to 3 October 2008 Linden Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines In an effort to beef-up the country’s preparedness in case of a bioterrorist attack, a seminar workshop on Biosecurity was organized and participated in by representatives from the academe and government, particularly the Department of Health and Department of Agriculture. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Elisa Harris. The event showcased the various ways of bioterrorism and how the government is preparing for...

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Straight Talk on Biotechnology Book Launching

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Straight Talk on Biotechnology Book Launching

1 October 2008 Linden Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City A book that was three years in the making, Straight Talk in Biotechnology puts together some of the best minds in biotechnology, both locally and abroad, in order to make biotechnology understandable to the common man. Edited by Dr. Benigno D. Peczon and Mr. Abraham J. Manalo, the two volume book discusses every facet of biotechnology from the technical aspects of the science to the policies involved in the development of a biotech...

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Asian Farmers visit Philippines

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Asian Farmers visit Philippines

August 3 to 7, 2008 Los Baños and Isabela , Philippines Considered as a pioneer in the production of genetically modified crops in Asia, the Philippines was the venue for the Regional Farmers Exchange 2008. Participated in by around 30 farmers from the Philippines, India, Thailand, Vietnam and China the event not only showcased the successes of the Philippines in biotechnology, but sought also to promote an exchange of learning among the participants. The four day event started with a tour at...

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Vatican Hails GM Food as a Savior

Posted by on Nov 16, 2003 in Archive | 0 comments

(SRC: The Times, London — ATH: Richard Owen) A Vatican report to be released in the fall of 2003 will likely announce the Pope’s support for genetically modified (GM) food. Archbishop Renato Martino, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, made the announcement August 3. He said that the Pope is greatly interested in new technologies that will promote sustainable agriculture and “ardently desires to do something for the billions of people who go to bed hungry...

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