Junking of Bt talong by SC may hamper food security — DOST

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Junking of Bt talong by SC may hamper food security — DOST 

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The Supreme Court's decision to totally halt the Bt talong (eggpant) field-testing propagation and commercialization of genetically modified organisms (GMO) may affect the country’s food security, a Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) statement said Thursday.

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GMOs play important role on food security, nutrition – Monsanto

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on GMOs play important role on food security, nutrition – Monsanto 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA) — A global leader in seeds, crop protection and agri-biotechnology on Wednesday highlighted the role of modern agriculture, particularly crop biotechnology, in attaining food security and at the same time maximizing nutrition during a forum held at the Dusit Hotel in Makati City.

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Monsanto shareholders overwhelmingly oppose GMO labeling

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Monsanto shareholders overwhelmingly oppose GMO labeling 

MOSCOW, Feb. 4 — As more states consider making it mandatory to label genetically modified food as such, shareholders at agricultural-biotech giant Monsanto overwhelmingly voted against a proposal by one of their own to label GMOs.

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Chicago agricultural commodities close up

December 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Chicago agricultural commodities close up 

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 — Chicago agricultural commodities rose across the board Monday, led by wheat.

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Russian NGO launches world’s largest USD25-M study on GMO safety

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Russian NGO launches world’s largest USD25-M study on GMO safety 

MOSCOW, Nov. 12 — The Russian NGO, Factor GMO, announced on Tuesday the launch of a USD25 million study on the safety of Genetically Modified crops alongside other pesticides.

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