March 30, 2020

Category: Food

DOST Positioning PHL to Become Global Halal Industry Champion

Media Release: HALAL, anyone? Organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO — these days, consumers spend more time looking at labels more than ever. Many claims have been bandied about on the origin and health benefits of a variety of food items. However, how can one know which of these claims are true? For our Muslim brothers […]

Staying Online for Long Periods Bad for Health — Herbalife

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — Staying glued on the internet is bad for the health. And that includes the health of Filipinos. Obviously, this is bad news among Filipinos who, according to We Are Social and Hootsuite, stay online for an average […]

Double Whammy from Taal Volcano for Marawi Siege ‘Bakwits’ in Batangas

To be updated: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — LIGHTNING strikes twice, as the saying goes. For some 130 “bakwit” families from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, around 600 individuals, who fled the 2017 Marawi Siege or Battle of Marawi, the saying is […]

Ayala Foundation Helps ‘Lola’ Milagros, 84, Other Taal Evacuees

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs ​BAUAN, Batangas (SDN) — LOLA (grandmother) Milagros Apiol, 84, her daughter Gloria, 53, and two other family members. Annie Enriquez, 58. Rikki Martin, 18. They and 270 other evacuees or internally displaced persons (IDPs) — elderly, men, women, children, […]

Kai Anya to Market Enhanced DOST RTE Arroz Caldo

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — READY-TO-EAT (RTE) Arroz Caldo, anyone? If plans do not miscarry, an improved RTE Arroz Caldo shall be available in supermarkets for every Filipino. By then, what was initially created for disaster victims shall then be available to the general […]

DOST Launches Dehydrator Machine for Herbal Tea

Media Release: ​THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its partners have launched a new dehydrator machine for herbal tea at the Ephrathah Farms, Barangay (Village) Sariri, Badiangan, Iloilo City. This was developed through the project, “Design and Development of a Programmable Dehydrator Machine for Herbal Tea materials” funded by the Philippine Council for […]

PHL APPROVES GOLDEN RICE for FOOD, FEED

Has science finally triumphed against fear-mongering, have Golden Rice advocates (individuals or organizations) beaten anti-genetically modified organism (GMO) Greenpeace, is this the end of the noisy, acrimonious and polarizing debates over the highly-contentious grain? Whatever, although already approved by the Philippine government, Golden Rice is still not yet available in the market, or cannot yet […]

UAE 48th National Day in Photographs, Manila

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs ON December 2, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated its Founding Anniversary, the 48th National Day. In the Philippines, the UAE Embassy-Manila led by Ambassador Hamad Saeed Al-Zaabi led the festivities, which was duplicated across the world where the […]

Halal Certifying Bodies Must Be Transparent, Accountable

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — Here’s what an official of Saudi Arabia’s Muslim World League (MWL) said about halal certifying bodies (HCBs). Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official of the MWL, called Rabitahtul Alam al-Islamie in Arabic, said that groups or organizations such […]

PCAARRD Addresses Witch Broom’s Disease in Cassava

Media Release: CASSAVA Phytoplasma Disease or CPD, also known as ‘Witch Broom’s Disease,’ is a type of virus, which stunts cassava plant growth and development. It becomes a serious threat to cassava industry if symptoms appear as early as two to three months, as all plants may die. A newly-funded project is expected to address […]