Country remembers the ‘Concert for Bangladesh’ on its golden jubilee

Country remembers the ‘Concert for Bangladesh' on its golden jubilee

Sunday, 1st of August marked the 50 years anniversary of the historic ‘Concert for Bangladesh’, the charity concert organized for the aid of Bangladesh during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh by world-famous Indian sitar maestro Pandit Sri Ravi Shankar, and English singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of The Beatles, George Harrison at the historic […]

The issue of golden rice

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Syed Fattahul Alim   | Published: July 30, 2021 22:34:40 The Philippine’s regulatory body, the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) under the Department of Agriculture, has given golden rice the nod of approval to grow this genetically modified (GM) crop commercially. That country’s farmers will now grow this variety of beta carotene-rich rice side by […]

Philippines approves Golden Rice for commercial use

Philippines approves Golden Rice for commercial use

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Philippines on July 21 became the first country to approve commercial propagation of Golden Rice.  For the past two decades, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have been developing Golden Rice to help combat vitamin A deficiency which can cause blindness and […]

Philippine government gives nod to GMO golden rice

Philippine government gives nod to GMO golden rice

News Philippine government gives nod to GMO golden rice 26 July 2021 Farmers in the Philippines will become the first in the world to cultivate golden rice, which is a variety of rice enriched with nutrients to help reduce childhood malnutrition, after receiving the green light from regulators. The Philippine Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of […]

Philippines becomes first country to approve Golden Rice for planting

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Picture of IRRI regular rice, paddy and Golden Rice (from left to right). Picture taken by Reaz Ahmad at IRRI headquarters in Los Baños, the Philippines Dhaka Tribune Regulators in Bangladesh remain jittery over approval decision for 4 years The Philippines on Friday approved commercial cultivation of vitamin A-rich Golden Rice, long touted as a […]

Filipino farmers get approval to grow nutritious Golden Rice – Alliance for Science

Filipino farmers get approval to grow nutritious Golden Rice - Alliance for Science

Farmers in the Philippines have gotten the green light to grow Golden Rice, which has been genetically engineered to contain nutrients that can improve health, especially in young children. The commercial cultivation permit, issued July 21, marks the successful culmination of a decades-long initiative to develop rice that delivers additional levels of beta-carotene, which the […]

Philippines becomes first country to approve GMO ‘golden rice’ for commercial production

Philippines becomes first country to approve GMO 'golden rice' for commercial production

The Philippines has become the world’s first country Friday to approve the commercial production of genetically modified “golden rice”. Crops such as rice, wheat, and soybeans, as well as fruits and vegetables have a naturally occurring “glitch” in the way they photosynthesize that causes the plants to use up energy and resources, drastically suppressing productivity. […]

Golden fibre no longer holds glitter for Khulna jute farmers

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Farmers say cultivating jute is backbreaking work as the crop takes 8 to 10 months to mature  A major cash crop for over three million small farm households in Bangladesh, jute is no longer considered a “golden fibre” in Khulna. Unfavourable weather, low production and lack of government support have forced many farmers in the […]

Success in Golden Crown watermelon cultivation

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Three young entrepreneurs become success by cultivating Golden Crown Watermelon in Rajarhat upazila, Kurigram BSS Golden Crown watermelon is nutritious and sweet in taste and it is twice as sweet as other watermelons available in local markets, says expert Three college-student friends have achieved a grand success by cultivating Golden Crown variety of watermelon in […]