China’s Scientists Observe Plant Growth in its Space Lab

Astronauts need a lot of food during their space expedition that sometimes takes nearly two years. Carrying dried prepackaged food takes up space in their spacecraft.

One solution is to send seeds that occupy less volume to cultivate them in the space. Recently, scientists have successfully grown vegetables and plants in the space shuttles. Read more

Drought Tolerant Lines Improved Through Mutation

Good harvest under drought condition is now possible with the development of five breeding lines that can thrive well even with less water in rainfed areas.

Bred by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the drought-screened (DrS) lines include DrS 1062, DrS 1085, DrS 1061, DrS 1042, and DrS 1057. The lines, which are identified under moderate to severe drought conditions, were developed from NSIC Rc 9 (Apo).

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Scientists Appeal the Establishment of Biotechnology Research Centers in Pakistan

The Pakistan Biotechnology and Microbiologists Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has demanded of the government to establish biotechnology research centers in all major cities and recognize the degree of biotechnology and microbiology equivalent to the degree in biology.

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Farmers in Mindanao to Explore Agri-biotech Farming

Over 120 farmer leaders around Mindanao agreed to explore and use modern biotechnology as an alternative way in farming.

Asian Farmer Regional Network-Davao Region representative Eduardo V. Bernadas, in an interview with SunStar Davao on Wednesday, September 5, said he and his fellow farmers are highly interested in growing biotech products now that they have a clearer and better understanding about science-based farming.

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