January 18, 2020

Category: Food

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 […]

Researchers Offer Biofertilizers for Commercialization at PCAARRD’s 4th FIESTA

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs VALENCIA, Bukidnon (SDN) –IN the past, farmers and other crop producers had little to no choice but to use commercially-available fertilizers. That’s saying, chemical fertilizers. Maybe not all of them. But it is no longer debatable the adverse effect […]

PCAARRD Addresses Climate Change, Funds FPRDI Project

Media Release: CACAO is considered a high value crop in the Philippines and, together with this status, there is a growing interest and an increasing demand for cacao products. However, climate change along with insect pests and diseases on cacao significantly limit cacao production and cause significant loss in yield. To address this problem, the […]

IRRI Says ASEAN Members Endorsed Rice Network

Media Release: THE International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has successfully secured the endorsement of ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the support of Plus Three dialogue partners for the launch of ASEAN Rice Net, a new regional network for sharing and evaluation of advanced IRRI-developed rice breeding lines. Underpinning the collaborative partnership is the Rice Genetic […]