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Newton Agham award P620 million in science and innovation grants

The British government, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Rice ...
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Trump Administration has opportunity to base biotech regulations on science, not fears

At least when it comes to biotechnology, President Trump’s Executive Order of 20 January freezing recent regulations provides a chance ...
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USDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule to Revamp Its Biotechnology Regulations

  • As previously covered here, on January 19, 2017, USDA published a proposed rule to update its regulations regarding the ...
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Why Bioethics Matters in Biotechnology

The last five years have witnessed amazing acceleration of innovation in biotechnology. CRISPR will lead to precision gene editing that ...
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Will Biotechnology Regulations Squelch Food and Farming Innovation?

INTRODUCTION: Genetically engineered crops and animals (GMOs) have been a controversial public issue since the first products were introduced in ...
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Biotechnology solution to food insecurity

Prof. Benjamin Ubi, the President, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), has identified food insecurity as an underlining cause of some ...
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Agricultural biotechnology crucial for feeding world population

Crop production science and innovation led to new technologies that averted a predicted global starvation catastrophe - By Murray McLaughlin ...
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China: China’s Planting Seeds Market Continues to Grow

China is the second largest seed market in the world, annually planting 12.5 million tons of seed, with a market ...
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Was 2016 Really A Good Year For Agricultural Biotechnology?

We write to offer a dissenting opinion to that in a Forbes op-ed, “GMOs Have Had A Good 2016, But ...
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Provide incentivise for increasing agricultural biotechnology research

It will enhance quality of seeds & also play a major role in enabling an 'ever-green revolution' Agriculture, which is ...
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PHL tackles food security through UK’s Newton Fund

Rice researchers, scientists and funding partners from the Philippines and the United Kingdom, along with those from China, Thailand and ...
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Korea aims for more biotech firms with W100b revenue in 2017

South Korea’s main biotechnology business body is looking to work in conjunction with the government to foster at least 10 ...
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China: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

China is the world’s largest importer of genetically engineered (GE) crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton ...
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Vietnam: FAIRS Country Report

This report provides an update of the food laws and regulations currently in force in Vietnam. The sections updated include: ...
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Genomics used to develop new, better sugarcane varieties

The sugarcane industry is huge in the Philippines, with many other industries heavily dependent on sugar, such as the energy ...
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New biopesticide cures fungus in tomato, eggplant, hot pepper

WiltCure, a biopesticide, can effectively control Fusarium wilt in tomato, eggplant, and hot pepper, resulting in more vigorous growth and ...
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Monsanto launches R&D projects

Agriculture firm Monsanto Company has launched a stronger pipeline of research and development (R&D) projects this year, which include the ...
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British agency taps IRRI to develop rice seeds

The United Kingdom-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has tapped the expertise of Philippine-based International Rice Research Institute ...
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Genetically weakened malaria parasites tested for vaccine

WASHINGTON—Researchers infected lab mosquitoes with genetically weakened malaria parasites, and then recruited volunteers willing to be bitten—a lot—to test a ...
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Second GM crop ready for release

Three years after the release of Bt Brinjal, Bangladesh is going to get its second genetically modified (GM) crop -- ...
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