Seaweed Extracts Spike Rice Production

Seaweed Extracts Spike Rice Production

Scientists at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) have developed the Carrageenan Plant Growth Regulator or CPGR that increases rice yields, an excellent natural fertilizer and prevents major diseases in rice and other crops. PNRI studies showed that when...
Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Cacao beans has the highest antioxidant content compared with black tea, green tea, and red wine, according to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Cacao’s popularity in more ways than one is due to epicatechins, powerful antioxidants or chemicals that is...
Breaking the Nut: More Pesos from Cocos

Breaking the Nut: More Pesos from Cocos

Scientists in Zamboanga are in a hurry to tap the promises of coconut. They have selected coconut varieties with four to seven more flowers than conventional coconut trees. The varieties are short to medium in height, have higher sugar-grade sap, and convent more of...
New Technology Allows Wood Out of Good Old Bamboo

New Technology Allows Wood Out of Good Old Bamboo

Wood from forest trees is getting scarce, but bamboo poles afford products that fit the bill. Need wood for a new house or furniture but want to spare the tree sitting in the backyard? No problem. Bamboo poles from nearby clumps will do as well without killing the...