The Philippines is looking at science-based, market-aligned agriculture, which is the perfect entry for biotech products. This was according to Dr. Dionisio G. Alvendia, who spoke on behalf of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Dr. William Dar, during the Symposium on Risk Assessment and Regulation of Genome Edited Plants on October 8-9, 2019 held in Manila, Philippines. Read more
A scientist, research manager, and teacher in national and international public and private institutions, SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio was awarded as Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) Honorary Fellow. Read more
Learnings from a collaboration by the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) Library and the University Library is surely going to create more impact in the scientific community. Read more
‘Indeed, we are now entering the age of a new agricultural revolution,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar said in his speech at the “Symposium on Risk Assessment and Regulation of Genome Edited Plants” on October 8 and 9 at a hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Read more
By genetically modifying yeast, a team of scientists in Japan has managed to produce 1,2,4-butanetriol in a more environmentally-friendly manner.
This paper analyzes the awareness and attitudes of the Chinese public toward genetically modified (GM) foods with different types of labeling and evaluates the impact of public confidence in the government management of GM food labeling has on their attitude. Read more
Since they first arrived on land, plants have likely been using the same genetic tools to regulate whether they grow bigger or reproduce. The discovery was made using liverwort, one descendant of the first plants to move out of the ancient oceans and onto land.
The study was conducted by US-based International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, a government agency.
New Delhi: Genetically modified (GM) brinjals result in over 40 per cent higher yields at half the pesticide expense of conventional seeds, a report from Bangladesh has concluded. Read more
“The reality of digitalizing agriculture is won or lost at the farmer level, where applicability and sustainability have to be tested.” Read more
Looking for ways to enhance rice yield, Indian plant biologists have cracked a novel genetic code that could nearly double the length of a rice grain. As a consequence, the yield per every rice plant would increase, providing the country with yet another option to augment rice productivity.
Agriculture minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque on Saturday called for taking measures to ensure biosafety in agriculture and poultry industries to contain diseases.
A joint effort by sericulture research institute and Hyderabad-based lab
World’s first-ever genetically modified silkworm developed at Andhra Pradesh State Sericulture Research and Development Institute (APSSRDI) now awaits approval from Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee at national level to go for the second phase trials of the baculovirus resistant transgenic silkworm with a view to overcoming the loss in silk cocoon production.
Chinese customers who are fed up with traditional flavors of moon cakes such as mixed nuts and bean paste now have a new choice: synthetic meat. It is a Chinese tradition to eat moon cakes over Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Friday this year. A week before the festival, moon cakes stuffed with mock meat made from plant protein went on sale on e-commerce platform Taobao. In less than three days, over half of the limited 3,000 boxes had been sold.
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I must state that we should never waste time in attracting more of the youth to the agriculture sector, as the average age of our farmers is from 57 to 60 and most of them may retire in the next few years.
And I believe that a big portion of our fisherfolk may also be in that age range.
Higher production of onion and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn are projected this year, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Central Luzon.
The high-powered committee on transformation in agriculture – constituted by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and comprising nine states – is in favour of using genetically-modified (GM) crops for oilseeds to reduce the country’s dependence on imports.
The gene HIS1 in rice plants is essential for herbicide resistance, say researchers in Japan.
‘Spread the gospel of biotech’ — these were the words of Engr. Alson Quimba, Provincial Agriculturist of the Province of Bukidnon, Philippines to more than 150 farmers, local government officers, and members of the academe and consumer groups during the Biotech 101 and Joint Department Circular Public (JDC) Public Briefing held in the province on August 16, 2019. A training on Storytelling Agri-Innovations thru Social Media was held the following day, attended by around 30 information officers from the province.
Japanese biotech venture Spiber Inc. and sports apparel maker Goldwin Inc. on Thursday announced the launch in December of what they claim is the world’s first outerwear jacket made with protein material produced via microbial fermentation.
National University of Singapore (NUS) scientists have developed a faster and cheaper way to create genetic material used in the research of disruptive agriculture. The technology accelerates the tedious process labs go through to genetically modify their own micro-organisms for research.