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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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Successful distribution of Bt corn leads Philippines to corn export of potentially 50,000-100,000 MT to South Korea, Malaysia

The successful distribution of the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn has beefed up Philippines’ corn production leading to a potential export of 50,000 to 100,000 metric tons (MT) of grains possibly to South Korea and Malaysia. The country has so far exported 467 MT of corn silage this year to South Korea. Ploughshares Inc. exported to [&hellip

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More GM products with nutrition enhancement and medical uses to be potentially released extensively in the market up to 2017

More genetically modified (GM) products with nutrition enhancement and medical uses will potentially be released in the market up to 2017 including vaccines and enzyme-rich corn that results in environment-friendly hog raising. The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) is optimistic there will be more GM or biotechnology products that will have [&hellip

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Sweet sorghum feeds eyed as cheap alternative to corn feed, to raise farmer net income from broiler

State-run Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC) has started partnering with the private sector in a pilot use of sweet sorghum which can potentially lower feed cost to P20.49 per kilo and raise net income to P18.49 per kilo of chicken live weight. The development of sweet sorghum grains as complementary to corn grains as feed raw [&hellip

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Sweet Corn Production Guide

Sweet corn, table corn, or sugar corn, is one of the sweetest, most important staple crop next to rice. Scientifically, sweet corn is called Zea mays rugosa, a cultivar of field corn (Zea mays L.). Production of special types of corn such as popcorn, waxy (or glutinous) corn, high lysine/tryptophan corn, and sweet corn was [&hellip

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How to Make Fishpond in your Backyard

Marketability of fish primarily depends on its freshness. Fish caught from afar and brought to market centers are preserved through chilling, freezing, or icing. Other preservation practices are smoking, salting and canning. Strictly speaking, preserved fish is not fresh because its rate of decomposition is merely suspended. Real fresh fish, therefore, are those newly caught [&hellip

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Talahib Roots or Corn Fertilizer

A type of bacteria (very tiny organism) from talahib roots found by scientists at the University of the Philippines Los Banos National Institute of Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology (UPLB BIOTECH) which can be a source of natural fertilizer for corn. This is why this grass survive even in very poor soil because of this bacteria [&hellip

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How to mitigate negative effects on cornfield’s harvest

Even if corn plants have a near perfect germination percentage and excellent vigor, one cannot be absolutely sure that all these will survive or be productive. From day one to full maturity, many things can go wrong unless the farmer does something to prevent these events from happening. Here’s the list that possible affect your [&hellip

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DA to respect farmers’ decision to plant GM corn as PHils is seen to export 100,000 tons of corn this year due to increased production from GM corn

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will respect the decision of farmers to plant genetically modified (GM) corn even as the country is seen to export 100,000 metric tons (MT) of corn this year owing to increased production from GM corn. Farmers who choose to plant GM corn will not be stopped by the government. “We [&hellip

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How to Make Corned Beef

Corned beef is a type of salt-cured beef product. The name comes from Anglo-Saxon times before refrigeration. In those days, the meat was dry-cured in coarse “corns” of salt. Pellets of salt, some the size of kernels of corn, were rubbed into the beef to keep it from spoiling and to preserve it. Thus the [&hellip

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