Twenty legislators and more than 100 of their staff from the Philippine House of Representatives joined the Forum on the Global Status of Biotechnology held on September 9, 2019. Read more
‘Spread the gospel of biotech’ — these were the words of Engr. Alson Quimba, Provincial Agriculturist of the Province of Bukidnon, Philippines to more than 150 farmers, local government officers, and members of the academe and consumer groups during the Biotech 101 and Joint Department Circular Public (JDC) Public Briefing held in the province on August 16, 2019. A training on Storytelling Agri-Innovations thru Social Media was held the following day, attended by around 30 information officers from the province.
WHAT’S 5.41 years, or 65 months, or 1,950 days? That’s how long it takes to get all the requirements before genetically modified (GM) products can be released in the market.
Perhaps not many know it, but that’s what is happening in the Philippines.
And it means lost opportunities for the country in terms of exports, lost opportunities for farmers and lost opportunities as well for scientists and researchers.
Farmer-leaders from various parts of the province gathered together for a two-day training and to get to know more about modern biotechnology.
Fr. Emmanuel Noli Alparce, a Filipino Catholic priest, tackles the moral and ethical stance of the Catholic Church on biotechnology and shares his experiences in biotech advocacy in the Philippines.
Fr. Emmanuel Noli Alparce, a Filipino Catholic priest, tackles the moral and ethical stance of the Catholic Church on biotechnology and shares his experiences in biotech advocacy in the Philippines. He was appointed in 2014 as a member of the technical committee on information, education and communication of the Department of Agriculture’s biotechnology program on agriculture and fisheries, and in 2001 was selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program of the US State Department to study biotechnology, agriculture and food safety in the United States.
Here’s the interview of Radyo Teknolohiya with Fr. Noli that was aired in DZRB Radyo ng Bayan, 738 kHZ on 14 October 2016.