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Lawyers favor agri-biotech in food and medicines

Filipino lawyers favor the application of agri-biotech in food and medicines, a study conducted by the University of the Philippines ...
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Israeli Scientists Save Pesto with Fungus-resistant Basil

First-of-its-kind sweet basil cultivar is resistant to downy mildew, a severe global epidemic affecting basil plants ...
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Climate-smart Agriculture Key to Vietnam’s Economic Growth

The adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) will improve the productivity and quality of agriculture, increase farmers’ incomes and reduce their ...
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Science for Change

Beyond the stellar performance and numerous achievements of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2018, such as the ...
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PH Rice Germplasms Now Better Conserved

Superior rice varieties from the public breeding sector can be expected soon with the completion of a Genetic Resources Laboratory ...
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Golden Rice to be Released Soon in Bangladesh

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak  has said a new variety of rice “Golden Rice” helpful to fight the vitamin A ...
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Keep Calm and Carrot On: How Agritech Could Transform Farming in Singapore

THINK fast: which countries come to mind when you hear "agriculture"? China? Yes. Japan? Probably. Singapore? Not so much. The ...
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First Steps to Understanding Biochemistry of how Plants Detect Odors

Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have discovered ...
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GMO Corn is Transforming Farmers’ Lives in the Philippines 

“Before now, I didn’t sleep well when I planted corn in my field,” recalled Edwin Paraluman, a farmer from the ...
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An Entire Botanical Garden of Genomes

Researchers in China provide genome sequence data and species identification for 760 plant specimens from Ruili Botanical Garden, South-West China ...
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Indian Court’s Decision to Uphold GM Cotton Patent Could Boost Industry Research

Some scientists in India have welcomed a supreme court ruling that reinstates a patent on genetically modified cotton that had ...
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Rice Plants Engineered to be Better at Photosynthesis Make More Rice

A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to ...
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Biotech Company Starts Work for Spider Silk Production in Vietnam

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has announced that the key members of its management and production team have laid the groundwork for ...
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Media Convene for Healthier Rice

About 40 media practitioners from Central Luzon convened at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station based in this city to learn ...
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Gene Changes, Studies Transform Prolific Tilapia

Years of research and genetic improvements have transformed the tilapia to become one of the richest, most widely available sources ...
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China Approves First GMO Crop Imports from United States in 18 Months

China has approved the import of five genetically modified crops amid growing pressure from the United States to open up ...
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Monsanto Wins GM Cotton Seeds Patent Case, May Boost Biotech Investment in India

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday said that Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds, a ...
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Forest Tree Species Undergo ‘Genetic Diversity’ Assessment

To boost the production and ensure the constant supply of quality wood, five forest tree species—the Benguet pine, bagalunga, molave, ...
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GM Zebrafish Could Hold Key to Finding Cure for Dementia

More than 30,000 transparent tropical fish kept in the water tanks of a university could be the key to Hong ...
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Biochemical Hubs Unfold

The Industry Ministry will make a proposal to the mobile cabinet today to acknowledge and approve a biochemical hub for ...
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