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Crop Biotech Update

Iloilo Agri Extension Officers Get Updates on Crop Biotech

February 6, 2013

Around 80 municipal agriculture officers, agriculturists, and extension workers from the five districts of Iloilo province took part in the "Seminar on Crop Biotechnology for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture" last January 29, 2013 in Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City, Philippines.

Philippine biotech experts and proponents of the University of the Philippines Los BaƱos' (UPLB) fruit and shoot borer resistant Bt eggplant, presented the significant global and local impacts of biotech crops, the science, safety, and potential benefits of Bt eggplant, and biosafety policies. 

The seminar was organized by the DA-Region 6, Provincial Agriculture Office of Iloilo, ISAAA, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture-Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC), and Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSPII).

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