New project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Bangladesh and the Philippines

New project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Bangladesh and the Philippines

A new, Cornell-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines, while at the same time protecting the health of farmers and the environment. The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency […]

‘Help us’: after Typhoon Rai, miles of destruction and the smell of death

‘Help us’: after Typhoon Rai, miles of destruction and the smell of death

It blew away buildings, swelled rivers to overflow and forced more than 7 million people to flee their homes. It cut off power, water and communications, and damaged critical infrastructure. As of Monday morning, the storm had killed 389 people, injured 1,146 others and left 65 missing, official figures show. More than half a million […]

75 dead in Philippines super Typhoon, rescue ops continue

75 dead in Philippines super Typhoon, rescue ops continue

At least 75 people have been reported killed in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, official tallies showed Sunday, as efforts to deliver water and food to devastated islands ramped up, reports AFP. More than 300,000 people fled their homes and beachfront resorts as Typhoon Rai ravaged the southern and central regions […]

Death toll from Philippines typhoon passes 20

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Philippine Coast Guard personnel rescue residents after being inundated by floods caused by Typhoon Rai in Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines, December 16, 2021 Reuters More than 18,000 military, police, coast guard and fire service personnel will join search and rescue efforts in the worst-affected regions At least 23 people have been killed in the […]

Philippines stirs controversy with genetically modified rice

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(MENAFN– NewsIn.Asia) Manila, Sept 29 (NikkeiAsia) – The Philippines has become the first country to approve the commercial production of genetically modified, nutrient-enriched Golden Rice, sparking safety worries even as the government tries to fight malnutrition and shore up supplies in one of the world’s top importers of the staple grain. Golden Rice was developed […]

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 […]

Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood cities, provinces

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File photo: A man wearing a face shield for protection against Covid-19 rides a bicycle on a flooded street in Manila, Philippines, July 21, 2021 Reuters Harsh weather has hit several parts of the world in recent weeks, bringing floods to China, India and Western Europe Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents of the capital, […]

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 […]