Bt eggplant Archive

Filipino farmers anticipate approval Bt eggplant similar to Bangdesh’s release of Bt brinjal

Filipino farmers anticipate approval of Bt eggplant cultivation which will spare farmers and consumers from harmful chemical sprays even as Bangladesh already approved Bt brinjal’s commercial release in its market. Bangladesh’s National Committee on Biosafety approved in the last week of October the commercial release of Bt Bacillus thuringiensis brinjal, a genetically modified GM eggplant. [&hellip

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Philippine government pressed to put policies to bring GM crops like Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening global hunger, malnutrition

The Philippines needs to put policies needed to bring to the poor genetically modified (GM) crops like the Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening hunger problem globally. Food production needs to be raised by 70 to 100 percent in the next 30 years according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This is as [&hellip

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WHO affirms GM foods passed Codex food safety tests; breeders urged CA to review decision stopping Bt eggplant trial

The World Health Organization (WHO) has affirmed that genetically modified (GM) foods in the market have passed Codex food safety assessments and have not had records of adverse effect on human health. Plant breeding experts at the Philippines’ premiere plant breeding agency, Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), have asserted the global position of highly-respected institutions [&hellip

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Corn farmers urge government to issue policies harmonious to EO 430, uphold field trial of GM crops that raise food security

Corn farmers have pressed government to issue policies harmonious to Executive Order 430 that upholds trials of genetically modified (GM) crops as these contribute to climate change mitigation and to food security with its cumulative $98 billion value. In a resolution during the National Corn Congress, the Philippine Maize Federation Inc. (PMFI) has asked President [&hellip

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Some 100 farmers ask President Aquino to allow Bt eggplant use in a signed Declaration of Support

Some 100 farmers are asking President Benigno S. Aquino III to allow them to start planting the banned Bt eggplant believing it will reduce health-harmful pesticide spraying and will improve consumers’, farmers’, and environmental health. By signing a Declaration of Support (DOS), farmers mostly planting eggplant from San Pablo City, Laguna and Sariaya, Quezon assert [&hellip

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Govt warned critical insufficiency in Science enrolment, its adverse effect on research as GM plant field testing are also stopped

CHED appeals for media to give “wider space” for encouraging youth to engage in science and technology courses. Filipino plant scientists appeal for lifting of ban on field testing on GM Bt eggplant as there is a five to 10 years delay in enjoying the benefits of food-safe, environment-safe Bt eggplant release. The government has [&hellip

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Ph stands to be a global forerunner of healthful, pesticide-free eggplant production, being world’s Top 10 eggplant producer

The Philippines stands to be a global forerunner in healthful, pesticide-free growing of traditionally intensively-sprayed eggplant having been among world’s Top 10 eggplant producer. Eggplant is the most important vegetable in the Philippines, taking up 30% of all vegetable production—at around 200,000 metric tons yearly. But while known for many gourmet recipes—parmigiana, ratatouille, omelette— eggplant [&hellip

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Biotechnology law needed to buttress planting of crops as Bt eggplant, gene silenced potato as key to food security, combatting hunger

An academic think tank backs a stronger policy to authorize planting and release of biotechnology crops like the Bt eggplant and “gene-silenced” non-browning potato which will be Philippines’ key to long term food security amid climate threats and burgeoning population. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said it [&hellip

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Biotechnology product Bt eggplant to bring P9.33 million yearly health costs savings, benefitting consumers’ and farmers’ health, beneficial insects animals, birds

Biotechnology product Bt eggplant will bring health cost savings of P9.33 million yearly from its nearly pesticide-free use, benefitting not only health of consumers but especially of farmers, beneficial insects, farm animals, and birds, a study showed. The “Health and Environmental Impacts of Bt Eggplant” by Sergio R. Francisco has estimated savings in a survey [&hellip

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