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ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: NEW VIDEO ON BIOTECH CORN IN THE PHILIPPINES

Date : 10 April 2013

Sowing the Seeds of Success: A Decade of Biotech Adoption in the Philippines is the latest video produced by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) and the SEAMEO Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). The 10-minute video presents an updated story of biotech corn in the Philippines, a decade after its commercialization. It complements the first ISAAA video entitled Asia's First: The Bt Corn Story in the Philippines.

Since biotech corn was commercialized in the Philippines in late 2002, its adoption has increased consistently every year. In 2012, stacked traits accounted for 85 percent of the total biotech corn area in the country. About 375,000 resource-poor farmers are estimated to be benefiting from the technology.