Twenty-five (25) members of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 11 Press Corps visited biotech research institutions and organizations in Los Baños, Laguna on July 27-29, 2016  <i><a href='http://www.bic.searca.org/press_releases/2016/aug03b.html'>Read full story...</a></i> Law professors from the University of the Philippines Law Center-Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS) shared their assessment on Bt talong and GMOs  <i><a href='http://www.bic.searca.org/press_releases/2016/aug03.html'>Read full story...</a></i> Farmers Reap >US$150 Billion from Advances in Biotech Crops over 20 Years  <i><a href='http://www.bic.searca.org/info_kits/globalstatus/index.html'>Read full story...</a></i> Learn about SEARCA BIC agri-biotechnology outreach activities and communication initiatives  <i><a href='http://www.bic.searca.org/about_us/beta_index.html'>Know more about us...</a></i>

LATEST NEWS:

PHILIPPINES:
Bt corn mainstreamed 07 Aug
Bt talong technology to proceed as SC reverses own ruling 04 Aug
Philippine activists decry reversal of GMO ruling’ 04 Aug
Biotech: Back on track 02 Aug
Bt eggplant commercial planting expected soon 01 Aug
BLOG: Hope for the harvest 01 Aug

INDONESIA:
IANR hosts USDA fellows from Indonesia  12 Aug

INDIA:
Public perception key for success of GM technology: ICAR chief  04 Aug

PAKISTAN:
Many bold steps taken to adopt modern biotechnology: Bosan  12 Aug


GLOBAL:
I'm in favour of genetically modified food – and so are the scientists who back Golden Rice  14 Aug
What the science really says about GMOs and food safety  02 Aug

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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:

Davao media gets enlightened on biotechnology
03-August-2016

Twenty-five (25) members of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 11 Press Corps visited biotech research institutions and organizations in Los Baños, Laguna on July 27-29, 2016 to learn about the basic science, applications, and potential benefits of biotechnology, with focus on the country's R&D status of products in the pipeline.   Read full story

UP law professors point out need for biotech communicators
03-August-2016

Law professors from the University of the Philippines Law Center-Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS) shared their assessment on Bt talong and GMOsin the Philippines during their special Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS) seminars for the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on July 20, 2016, at SEARCA, College, Laguna.   Read full story

VIDEOS:
VIDEO: Davao Media Meets Scientists

Department of Agriculture - Region XI and SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center convened the UPLB Scientists and Davao Journalists to engage in meaningful interactions on science innovations and science-based reporting. This AVP presents the training-writeshop's takeaways.




VIDEO: Dr. Lourdes Taylo talks about Bt Eggplant in 'Good Morning, Pilipinas!'

Dr. Lourdes Taylo, scientist from the University of the Philippines Los Banos – Institute of Plant Breeding, shared the potential benefits of the development of Bt eggplant in the Philippines in the morning show, "Good Morning, Pilipinas!", aired on local TV channel (PTV 4) in the country last 12 August 2016.




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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