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Davao vegetable council supports commercial planting of Bt eggplant

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Davao vegetable council supports commercial planting of Bt eggplant

            [Posted September 9, 2017] THE Vegetable Industry Council of Southern Mindanao (Vicsmin) has expressed its full support for the commercial planting of Bt eggplant in the country. This came after its officers and members signed a one-page manifesto of support during the roundtable discussion on Bt eggplant held on September 4 in Davao City. The one-day event was organized by the South East Asia Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in...

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NAM ADOPTS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING BIOTECHNOLOGY

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NAM ADOPTS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING BIOTECHNOLOGY

              [Posted September 13, 2017 ] The Non-Aligned Movement scientists acknowledged the importance of biotechnology during the technical meeting on Science and Technology in Zimbabwe on August 22-24, 2017. The meeting focused on its theme “Driving Value Addition and Beneficiation” with participating experts from Cuba, Egypt, Gambia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan,...

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Agricultural biotechnologies in Asia-Pacific

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Agricultural biotechnologies in Asia-Pacific

            By: Kundhavi Kadiresan – @inquirerdotnet 05:07 AM September 11, 2017   For economists like myself, understanding the complex world of agricultural sciences involves a learning curve. When we talk about employing biotechnologies in agricultural production and sustainable food systems for better nutrition, it’s easy to get lost in the jargon. You’ve probably heard some of it—use of molecular markers, microbial food fermentation, reproductive...

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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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