Thursday, December 13, 2012

8th National Biotechnology Week

Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Quezon City Nov. 26-30, 2012

8th National Biotechnology Week Celebration, Chaired by DOH

Biotechnology is behind many breakthroughs in medicine and human healthcare products. Millions of people have benefitted from the development of vaccines, antibiotics, and other biopharmaceutical products, including stem cell technology and regenerative medicine, that cannot be made or offered in any other way. Biotechnology has sustained increased crop yields and farm productivity, and enhanced the quality, value and suitability of crops for food in the midst of growing population and food insecurity. Biotechnology has delivered benefits to our environment including protection of biodiversity, conservation of topsoil, improving water quality, reduction of chemical pesticides usage, reduction of carbon dioxide emission, improvement of waste management, production of renewable energy and biotechnology-based products and cleaner manufacturing processes.

Biotechnology Gains in Health, Agri, etc. showcased in NBW 2012 Exhibits

The Department of Health is pleased to announce the celebration of the 8th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) on November 26-30, 2012. This year’s theme is “Bioteknolohiya para sa Kalikasan, Kalusugan, Kagandahan, Kabuhayan, at Kaunlaran” with the tagline “OK ang Biotech sa Kalusugan Pangkalahatan: Mamamayan at Kalikasan.”

Who are the next biotech scientists?

Representative Palmones, who has been an advocate of biotechnology in the country, posited three major points in pushing forward the thrust of biotechnology - breaking misconceptions against biotechnology, inadequate policy environment, and widening the base of biotechnology champions.

Making Media advocates of biotech

Spearheading the 8th National Biotechnology Week, the Department of Health, together with the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Environment and Natural Resources, Science and Technololgy, Trade and Industry, Interior and Local Government, and the Commission on Higher Education, worked with several media partners in increasing public understanding and knowledge on the benefits and impacts as well as the safe and responsible use and application of biotechnology in the country.

Biotechnology explained and made simple

A jampacked venue of more than 300 students, local government units, national and regional line agencies graced the first scientific forum of the 8th National Biotechnology Week sponsored by the Department of Agriculture.

-2012 Press Releases

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