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Newton Agham partners award over P620 million in science, 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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Biopesticide is a fertilizer at the same time

How would you like to make your own pesticide that is at the same time a fertilizer? You can do ...
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Australian OGTR approves field trial of GM Potato

The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) in Australia has issued a license to the Queensland University of Technology, ...
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Climate-smart rice helps farmers face climate change

Stress-tolerant rice varieties can help farmers face the challenges of climate change, according to Matthew Morell, Director General of the ...
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Asean economic integration winners and losers

IT is fair to say that the countries and regions around the world have taken the creation of the single ...
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Challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution

The unfinished Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 has an underdeveloped Chapter Two, titled “An Overview of Prospects and Other Developments that ...
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Fat content in soybean oil modified with CRISPR-Cpf1

A research team from the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Research (IBS) in South Korea has ...
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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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Climate-smart rice key to farmer resilience, says IRRI head

CHENNAI, India – Stress-tolerant rice varieties can help make farmers more resilient against the increasingly destructive effects of climate change, ...
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House panel OKs Salceda’s ‘science for change’ measure

The House Committee on Science and Technology has approved House Bill (HB) 4581, filed by Albay Rep. Joey S. Salceda, ...
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Researchers review targeted genome editing techniques in horticultural crops

Breeding technologies, whether conventional or modern, have been often used to enhance crop production. However, these breeding methods are sometimes ...
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Research explains plant tissues’ sense of direction

Scientists at the John Innes Centre, Norwich have discovered how complex plant shapes are formed. The work, led by Dr ...
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Australian OGTR Issues License for Field Trial of GM Indian Mustard

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued a license to Nuseed Pty Ltd., allowing the field trials ...
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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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