Monday, 29 October 2012

Philippines take lead in biotech crops

Arno Maierbrugger
Inside Investor
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The Philippines is pushing ahead collaboration with ASEAN member states and the US to share its know-how on biotechnology in farming and developing genetically modified crops, a move that is aimed at helping farmers improve their productivity, the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs said on October 24.

The Philippines is considered a leader in biotechnology in Southeast Asia, being the first country in the region to have a regulatory system for biotech products in place and the first to grow a major biotech crop for food, feed and processing, called Bt corn, that was approved for commercial production in 2002.

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