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‘Mutation’ not genetic modification could revive EU bioscience

A “LANDMARK opinion” from the European Court of Justice on the definition of genetically modified organisms could pave the way ...
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PH needs 19,000 more scientists, researchers

William Dar, the former Agriculture secretary, said that with scientific interventions, the country’s farming sector would be able to increase ...
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DOST, UP bat for first ‘smart farm’ in PHL

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is putting its ...
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Optimism high as Uganda’s biotech bill gets a “second chance”

Some Ugandan officials are optimistic that the nation’s biotechnology biosafety bill will soon pass, saying that President Museveni’s concerns have ...
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NEMA to approve field trials for GM cotton in May

Planting of National Performance Trials (NPT) for Genetically Modified (GM) Cotton might start May once the National Environment Management Authority ...
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Government should invest in biotechnology related research

Professor Marian D. Quain, the Principal Research Scientist, at the Crop Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial ...
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GM crops that produce industrial products could be grown in Britain for first time

Crops which have been genetically modified so they produce industrial products could be grown in Britain for the first time ...
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USDA will not regulate CRISPR-edited crops

 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will not regulate plants that have been modified through genome editing, according to statement ...
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Genetically engineered salmon farm in Albany underway

A biotechnology company is upgrading a defunct fish farm where it plans to grow AquAdvantage Salmon — the first genetically engineered ...
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Consumers see ‘organic’ and ‘non-GM’ labels as synonymous

Consumers are confused between foods labeled as “organic” and “nongenetically modified,” according to a study led by a University of ...
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Researchers developing drought-tolerant African crops

Researchers at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) are looking into the drought resistance properties of maize, sorghum, ...
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Assessing Potential Impact of Bt Eggplants on Non-Target Arthropods in the Philippines

Researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, and Cornell University ...
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Group warns PH vs ‘golden rice’: It’s not the solution to malnutrition

26A regional coalition of farmers, consumers, and environment activists has called on the government to reject “foreign safety stamps” on ...
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South Australia hope for genetically modified crops

GRAIN producers in Victoria and Western Australia hope a change in government in South Australia will clear a block on ...
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Health Canada approves GM “Golden Rice” not intended for sale in Canada

March 20, 2018. Ottawa – Health Canada has announced its approval of the genetically modified (GM or genetically engineered) Vitamin A ...
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Nigeria Academy of Science: Conventional agriculture won’t feed Nigeria

Nigerian scientists are drumming up support for modern agricultural biotechnology, saying the country cannot feed its growing population with the ...
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Researchers turning to GMOs to solve food insecurity

University of Minnesota researchers are working with a team of experts from the U.S., Indonesia and Bangladesh to make a ...
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Balik Scientist bill gets bicam panel’s nod

The Balik Scientist Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will finally be institutionalized and strengthened in order ...
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PhilRice develops rice varieties that can withstand water-related stress

Farmers may no longer have to worry about low yield on the weight of water-related stress, thanks to some stress ...
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Pakistan: New breeding technologies successful to grow salt resistant crops

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Mar, 2018 ): Prof Mark Tester, a world renowned authority on Food ...
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