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Seven drown in septic tank on Polish pig farm

Seven people, all members of the same family, died in a freak accident Thursday after falling into an industrial-size septic tank on a pig farm in western Poland, firefighters said.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Garlic prices start falling; DA tightens rules on imports


The Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Monday garlic prices in local markets have eased as imports have been lined up amid the tighter screening of traders.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Scientists identify parasites that will end cocolisap outbreak


Scientists from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and a group of coconut industry stakeholders said the government would no longer need to inject insecticides to coconut trees infested by coconut scale insects (CSI) after discovering the presence of parasitoids that could naturally end the ‘cocolisap’ outbreak.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agri groups go to SC over modified eggplants

Activists in hazmat (hazardous material) suits from the environmentalist group Greenpeace uproot genetically engineered Bt eggplant, locally known as ‘‘talong,” from a field trial site in Bay Laguna province, in this 2011 photo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Producers, traders and consumers of organic food will file Friday in the Supreme Court a petition to intervene in opposition to government-backed field trials of genetically modified eggplants.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangasinan farmers back to producing garlic soon

The province of Pangasinan will start producing garlic in October this year, through a funding assistance from the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) to selected farmers, an agriculture industry leader said.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »