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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:

Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering calls for resumption of Bt eggplant research
25-May-2016

In a statement, the Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) expressed strong support for the continuation of research and development and field testing of Bt eggplant in the Philippines, following the Supreme Court order halting its field testing last December 2015. Under the newbiosafety guidelines of the Philippines signed by five government departments (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), PAASE urged "all parties involved to take prompt and responsible actions…to implement the resumption and continuation of said research."   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

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