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ISAAA BRIEF 51-2015:

PRESS RELEASE: Biotech/GM Crops Planted on Two Billion Hectares from 1996 to 2015
Farmers Reap >US$150 Billion from Advances in Biotech Crops over 20 Years

13-April-2016

BEIJING (April 13, 2016) — Today, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) released its annual report detailing the adoption of biotech crops, “20th Anniversary of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops (1996-2015) and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015,” showcasing the global increase in biotech hectarage from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 179.7 million hectares in 2015. This 100-fold increase in just 20 years makes biotechnology the fastest adopted crop technology in recent times, reflecting farmer satisfaction with biotech crops.   Read full story

NEWS RELEASE:

Plant Biotech Continues to Gain Ground in the Philippines
04-May-2016

Over 50 representatives from media, academe, research institutions, goverment and private companies gathered on April 29, 2016 at Acacia Hotel, Manila, Philippines to be briefed through a media conference on the ISAAA Brief 51: 20th Anniversary (1996 to 2015) of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and Biotech Highlights in 2015.   Read full story

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT ON BT EGGPLANT:
Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE): A Statement of Support for the Resumption of Research and Development and Field Testing of Bt Eggplant in the Philippines Under the New DOST-DA-DENRDOH-DILG Joint Department Circular No. 1, Series of 2016

The Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) expresses its strong support for the prompt resumption and continuation of research and development and field testing of Bt eggplant (or Bt talong) in the Philippines under the newly enacted DOST-DA-DENR-DOH-DILG Joint Department Circular No. 1, Series of 2016, titled Rules and Regulations for the Research and Development, Handling and Use, Transboundary Movement, Release into the Environment, and Management of Genetically-Modified Plant and Plant Products Derived from the Use of Modern Biotechnology.   Read full story

DEVELOPMENT OF FSBR/Bt EGGPLANT IN THE PHILIPPINES
 


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