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Let’s talk GM rice!

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Philippine Standard Time Philippines Time)

Let’s talk GM rice!

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Do you have questions about genetically modified (GM) rice? Now is the chance to get some answers!

Join us over lunch for a media event titled "Let's talk GM rice!" at the 7th International Rice Genetics Symposium (RG7), a gathering that brings together the world's leading rice genomics and genetics experts.

"Let's talk GM rice!" is an opportunity for the media to meet with leading experts and ask questions about GM rice. Don't miss this rare opportunity.


Date: 5 November

Time: 12 noon to 1.30pm (lunch included)

Venue: Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila


Topics and speakers

The value of rice genes
Dr. Hei Leung, program leader, Genetic Diversity and Gene Discovery, IRRI

Mr. Tom Navasero, founding trustee, Genomics Institute of Asia (GINA)

Why GM rice?
Dr. Achim Dobermann, deputy director-general for research, IRRI

Golden Rice – GM rice with a health benefit
Dr. Antonio Alfonso, coordinator, Biotechnology Program, Department of Agriculture

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This event will be livestreamed for anyone who can't attend. And we'll be taking questions via twitter #ricegenetics7. So please join us, wherever you are!  

Join the conversation on Twitter at #ricegenetics7.

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More info

Read more about genetically modified rice and Golden Rice.

Contact us

Contact us if you need more information or have questions:
02 580 5600 ext. 2587
0917 596 4360 or 0917 894 5619


This event is part of activities leading up to National Biotechnology Week in the Philippines, 25-29 November 2013.


Have questions about Let’s talk GM rice!? Contact International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Philippine Standard Time Philippines Time)

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International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)  is a nonprofit independent organization that, through rice research, aims to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure that rice production is environmentally sustainable.

Contact us:
02 580 5600 (ext 2587)
0917 596 4360 or 0917 894 5619

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