Biotech Updates

Seminar on Modern Biotech Informs Filipino Stakeholders

June 1, 2012

A seminar on modern biotechnology was held in Naga City, Philippines, on May 28, 2012. The seminar, organized by the Biotech Coalition of the Philippines, together with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and Department of Agriculture, was participated by educators, farmer organizations' leaders, and media practioners.

The goal of the activity was to promote the safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology, to help the country attain its development goals of food security, poverty alleviation, improved health care, sustainable development, and environment protection.

Dr. Antonio Alfonso, PhilRice scientist and head of the Golden Rice Project, was one of the speakers in the seminar. He discussed the potential of the vitamin A enriched rice variety known as Golden Rice to solve the malnutrition problem of the country.

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