National Biotechnology Week kicks off on November 20

National Biotechnology Week (NBW) will kicks off on November 20, at the Expo Hall 1 fourth floor, Fisher Mall, Quezon City. Themed “Bioteknolohiya para sa Kalikasan, Kalusugan, Kagandahan, Kabuhayan, at Kaunlaran:Lamang ang Masa at Magsasaka sa Limang ‘K’ ng Bioteknolohiya!” activities will run through until November 24.

This year’s weeklong celebration highlights the beneficial application of biotechnology in food and agriculture, health, environment and industry. It will showcase the applications of biotechnology in food production, health and wellness, and environmental conservation through technology exhibits, trade fair, seminars and forums for teachers, students, farmers and consumers. Also part of the celebration are the Jose G. Burgos Jr. Awards for Biotechnology Journalism and the recognition of this year’s “Filipino Faces of Biotechnology.”  In 2007 Presidential Proclamation 1414 was issued declaring every last week of November of every year as NBW. An interagency committee composed of the departments of Agriculture, Education, Environment, Health, Interior, Science and Trade was formed to integrate and harmonize respective activities of participating agencies and organizations to yield a meaningful celebration of the NBW. The Department of Agriculture is this year’s chairman.

For more information, contact the NBW Secretariat at nbwphilbiotech@gmail.com or through www. facebook.com/nbwphilippines.

-Published in BusinessMirror.  See original article link here.