ask theory, plant breeding, coconut, macapuno, Jovannemar Anire

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 83: Paano Ba Ginagawa Ang Macapuno?

Jovannemar Anire is a Masters student at Wageningen University who specializes in plant breeding and genetic resources. He worked as a faculty researcher at Visayas State University, where he headed the Varietal Improvement Section of the National Coconut Research Center – Visayas.

We talked about some of the basics of plant breeding, some little-known things about coconuts, the science behind macapuno, the importance of plant biotechnology in the Philippines, the GMO debate, and more.

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