Presentation of Findings/Results and Policy Recommendations of the Study Group on New Breeding Techniques/Innovations
In connection with the ongoing global discussion on the regulation of New Breeding Techniques (NBT, the Department of Agriculture, Biotech Program Office (DABPO) is spearheading a series of presentations of findings of the study group commissioned to review the developments in plant breeding innovations in foreign countries, including trade partners of the Philippines, as well as its research and development prospects in the Philippines.
The presentation of initial findings of the study on NBT was conducted last 27 February and 27 March 2018, respectively at the DA, New Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.
Please be informed that the office of the Secretariat of the NCBP and DOST Biosafety Committee is located to 1st floor, Saliksik Building, Sikap Street, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila, 1631.
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The Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) conducted an Open-Seminar on CRISPR-Cas 9 and Genomics on January 23, 2018 in partnership with East-West Seed Company. The speakers were Dr. Zachary Lippman of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory who discussed “The Miracle of Genomic Editing: Now What?” and Dr. Byuong-Cheorl Kang of Seoul National University who discussed about “Genomics-assisted breeding in Pepper”.
On 4 to 8 June, the regulators from Departments of Health (DOH) and Science and Technology (DOST) participated in the 14th International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (ISBGMO) in Guadalajara, México. For this year, the conference theme was "Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms: past, present and future"
Since the DA-DENR-DILG-DOH-DOST Joint Department Circular on plants and plant products derived from modern biotechnology took effect last April 16, 2016, the Department of Agriculture Biotech Program Office (DA-BPO) has been incessantly conducting activities in collaboration with other institutions to strengthen the capacity and participation of the five agencies involved in the regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).