Crop Biotech Update

ISAAA to Conduct Ag-Biotech Webinar for PH Judiciary, General Public

April 20, 2022

ISAAA Inc., in partnership with Winrock International through the Boosting Food Safety in the Philippines (B-SAFE) Project, will be conducting an online seminar titled Biotechnology and Regulation in the Philippines on April 29, 2022, at 10:00 am (GMT+8). The registration is now open for interested participants.

This first session in the webinar series aims to increase awareness of accurate, science-based information of different stakeholders, which include the benefits, possible risks and risk-management approaches, and regulatory system of modern biotechnologies. The session is designed particularly for the members of the Philippine judiciary, including justices, judges, court personnel, and lawyers. It will also be open to members of the general public who want to enrich their knowledge base about ag-biotech applications in the Philippine context and recent developments on its adoption, products and benefits, and regulatory approaches. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in virtual discussions and share relevant information and experiences with the resource persons and among themselves.

The webinar topics include biotechnologies, products, applications, and benefits in the global and Philippine contexts to be presented by ISAAA Inc. Executive Director Dr. Rhodora Romero-Aldemita, and the Philippine Biotechnology Regulatory System to be presented by Mr. Reimond Corona, Project Senior Technical Specialist at the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines of the Department of Science and Technology. The keynote message will be delivered by Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza, President and Academician, National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines, and Professor at the Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Register for free to join the event. For inquiries, email zbugnosen@isaaa.org.

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