BT TALONG NG BANGLADESH INILABAS ANG 4 NA VARIETIES
TATLUMPUT ANIM na distrito sa bansang Bangladesh ang nagtatanim ng apat na iba’t-ibang uri ng BT Talong. Bringjal ang tawag sa talong na karaniwang tinatawag sa atin na eggplant.
Malinis, walang mga butas na gawa ng mga peste at nais na ng mga magsasaka na agad nang makakuha ng mga binhi upang itanim.
Ito ang kabilang sa mga opinyon ng mga magsasakang taga Bangladesh ayon na rin sa presentasyon ni Dr. Md. Kamrul Hassan, principal Scientific Officer, On Farm Research Division,, Bangladesh Agricultural Resarch Institute (BARI).
Inaprubahan naman ng kanilang pamahalaan ang paglabas ng apat na uri ng talong, BT Brinjal varieties, 1,2,3 and 4 ayon kay Ms. Zawata Afnan, tinanong rin sa kanya ng www.diaryongtagalog.net kung sa kanilang bansa ba ay may mga oposisyon sa pagtatanim ng BT crops gaya dito sa bansa na kaya di umuusad ang pagpaparami ng biotek crops ay napaka rami ng oposisyon lalo ang mga NGO at cause-Oriented Groups, sagot niya ay marami rin kaya lang ang kanilang gobyerno ang may huling salita at siyang nasusunod sa lahat ng patakaran.
Si Ms. Afnan ay Associate Director ng Department of Environment and Forest. Sa bahagi naman ng karanasan nang mga magsasakang sumubok gumamit ng BT Talong, lubha umanong malaki ang pagkakaiba nang pagtatanim ng non BT at BT pati profitability ng produkto kumpara sa dati nilang itinatanim.
Nabatid na isang karaniwang produktong tinatanim ng mga taga Bangladesh ang talong, nagamit din umano nila ito upang iangat ang kanilang kabuhayan.
Ang mga BT talong ay makinis, hindi pini peste at kaaya ayang pagmasdan. Bahagi ng presentasyon ni Dr. Mohammad Abdur Rashid, principal Scientific Officer, Agricultural Economics Division ng BARI.
Sa kabila ng napipintong komersyalisasyon ng BT Potato, BT Cotton at golden Rice sa Bangladesh, ang masasabi lang ng gobyerno ay “We in the Philippines is moving towards the commercialization of our own BT Talong”. michael n. Balaguer, 09333816694, email@example.com
WFP COLLABORATE TO FEED THE MALNOURISHED IN PH
The World Food Programme (WFP) has collaborated with the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) together with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) to help feed the malnourished children in the Philippines particularly in some parts of Mindanao.
Revolved around the topic of Nurturing a Healthier Generation it was also the Launch of a National guidelines for the Management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition among Children under Five Years.
Present in the activity is Philippines’ Department of Health Secretary Pauline Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, MD, MPH, CESO II and the outgoing world Food programme Country Director for the Philippines Mr. Martin Bettelley.
The health department reiterates the importance of pre natal care and to strengthen it and introduce a compensation package to health workers in the rural areas where most are doing critical jobs voluntarily and without pay.
The secretary says that because the health department cannot shoulder the compensation of the RHU’s she is pushing for congress to include it in the revised Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH) Law.
Aside form the under nourished children (mostly underweight, short and thin according to their age) health authorities are also looking at the obesity (overweight and stout) which is also considered malnourished in children.
The Philippines’ National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal had said that “the Hope of the Nation is the Youth” the reason why the Philippine Government through its key departments and agencies in cooperation with international partners to combat hunger and malnutrition not only in some parts of the country but in general bot rural and urban. (MJ Olvina-Balaguer, +639053611058, firstname.lastname@example.org)
DOST-FNRI and NNC COOPERATES WITH IRRI
“Rice Science for a Better world”, The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-0DOST) teamed up with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in a bid to combat malnutrition in the Philippines together with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) this Nutrition Month.
Rice has been the staple food of Filipinos and a day’s meal isn’t complete without it, the reason why science and technology intervene in the genetics of rice, making it available to all the whole year round.
The International Rice Research institute has been the forefront of rice research and development for years and they had helped a lot in alleviating hunger in all rice consuming countries since their inception.
Aside from Dr. Matthew Morell, IRRI’s current Director General, Dr. Jacqueline Hughes, Deputy Director General for research with Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, IRRI’s Deputy Director General for Communication and partnership, representing the science department is Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, the Executive Director of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) making sure that researches in rice coexisted with nutritional values for public consumption including both the undernourished and malnourished children in the country.
Prof. Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, the Director of Clinical Nutrition Research Center in Singapore, Institute for Clinical Sciences, A star Singapore and National University of Singapore talked about the the trends in rice research and in human health while a chef from the Center for Culinary Arts, Chef Lionel O’Hari Go cooked rice delicacies that are both nutritional and delicious.
According to research, in the top rice consuming countries of the world, 3 in 10 children are malnourished so intensifying the intervention of science, technology and innovation in rice as most valued staple food in the world could help alleviate or if not totally eradicate malnutrition in children. (mj olvina-balaguer, 09053611058,email@example.com)