The National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines (NAST) conducted a seminar on “Advancing Philippine Agriculture through Plant Breeding Innovations and Updating Biotech Regulations” on April 25. NAST is one of the two advisory bodies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
In the event, held at a hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, biotechnology advocates discussed the draft bill.
Dr. Benigno Peczon, a Balik Scientist and president of the Coalition of Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines (CAMP) Inc., presented the proposed legislation before leaders of biotechnology in the country, with a few coming from abroad.
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