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PH Department of Science and Technology Hosts the National Biotechnology Week 2018

November 14, 2018

The 14th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) of the Philippines starts this week with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the host agency. DOST invites the public to know more about biotech and its benefits by participating in the activities and visiting the trade fair and exhibit at the World Trade Center, Pasay City on November 13-17, 2018.

During the press conference at the opening of the NBW, Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Segfredo Serrano said that the top three challenges that may be addressed through biotechnology are food security, industry competitiveness and productivity, and adaptation to climate change. He also emphasized that biotechnology will help address scarcity in rice and fisheries. "Biotechnology is a huge help in terms of providing breeding technologies, gene markings. There will be increased precision (in planting method)," Serrano said.

ISAAA and the SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) are two of the many organizations participating in the exhibit. ISAAA showcases the latest addition to its information resources, the ISAAA Biotech/GM Crops Image Gallery. 

Read more about the NBW from the Philippine News Agency (PNA).