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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 […

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FDA will not require labeling of GM food as it has no difference from conventional food, is neither cancer-causing, and has been found safe to human

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will not require labeling of genetically modified (GM) food as it virtually has no difference from conventional food, is not cancer-causing, and has been proven safe for human health under numerous tests.   Packaged products containing GM crops like the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn and those that are not […

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How to Make Tawa-tawa (Euphorbia hirta) Tea as Cure for Dengue

Tawa-tawa tea is said to be an effective cure for dengue. To find the truth behind tawa-tawa’s curative properties, students of the University of Sto Tomas (UST) – Faculty of Pharmacy conducted a study entitled “Investigation of the anti-thrombocytopenic property of euphorbia hirta linn (Tawa-Tawa) decoction in rat models.” Results showed that laboratory mice treated […

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How to Make Coconut Jam

Coconut jam is a traditional high-sugar coconut food product in the Philippines, commonly used as a dessert, bread spread, and rice cake topping. It is light to dark brown in colour, thick yet spreadable in consistency, with a rich, creamy coconut flavour. It is traditionally prepared by cooking sweetened coconut milk to a very thick […

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Paypal Bank Codes (Philippines) – How to Withdraw Funds from Paypal

If you already have a PayPal account in the Philippines and you want to withdraw funds to your local bank but don’t know how. Here are the steps on how to withdraw funds from PayPal. First, log in to PayPal, go to My Account > Profile > Add/Edit Bank Account then put the Bank Name, […

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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. […

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Paratungon: An underutilized fruit with great economic potential

People tend to put premium on good looks. However, some of the most hard-featured looking fruits happened to be the most appetizing, if not the tastiest. For fruits, those that look good on the outside are usually given the first bite while those that are not are often overlooked. What’s more an ugly-looking, even utterly […

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How to Raise Cattle in the Backyard

Backyard cattle fattening has gained popularity as an important business project of the livestock industry in the Philippines. Raising cattle in the backyard gives the farmer year-round work and provides him with extra income. How to Raise Cattle Types of Cattle Raising 1. Cow-Calf Operation 2. Breeder Farm Operation 3. Growing-Fattening Operation Cow-calf Operation Cows […

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Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) Production Guide

An ideal tree to grow in the city or country is moringa (Moringa oleifera). Moringa will give you food, fodder, fuelwood and shade. Its pods make a tasty, nutritious vegetable. You can eat its tender leaves and flowers too. The leaves also make excellent livestock feed. Best of all, this useful tree grows quickly and […

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Super Hybrid Rice from China to aid Phils get high yield of10 ton per hectare at a cheap P5 per kilo

The Philippines is poised to achieve a high average rice yield of 10 metric tons (MT) per hectare as it collaborates with China on the development of a Super Hybrid Rice that can potentially push cost down to a cheap P5 per kilo. The target is possible as the Super Hybrid Rice that the China […

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How to Start a Balut Making Business

Balut is a popular street food in the Philippines. It consists of a fertilized duck egg that has been incubated for approximately 18 days; a period of time which results in the formation of a partially developed embryo within the shell. Balut is eaten directly from the shell after being hard-boiled or steamed. Balut is […

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Value Added Products from Banana (Food Business)

Banana (Musa sp.) is one of the most common and widely grown fruit crops in the Philippines. It is also one of the country’s major dollar earners, and banana has consistently ranked next to coconut oil and prawns in terms of value earning during the last five years. Banana has many uses. The ripe fruit […

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