Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.
Episode 33: Safe Ba Talagang Kainin Ang Mga GMO?
This episode features Dr. Rey Ordonio, a plant molecular geneticist from the Philippine Rice Research Institute. He is also the head of the Healthier Rice Project at DA-PhilRice. He was named as one of the Philippines’ Outstanding Young Scientists for 2021.
We talked about GMOs, facts about Golden Rice, how Golden Rice is made, some misconceptions about GMOs, the future of GMOs in the Philippines, and more.
Listen to Ask Theory Episode 33 here:
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