19 February 2020

  • Sarangani’s ASF checkpoints to do COVID-19 monitoring, too
    DAVAO CITY—African swine fever (ASF) checkpoints in Sarangani province will also serve as monitoring posts for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon issued the directive last week as other local governments began canceling their scheduled events over the threat of […]
  • Study: Coco oil may prevent spread of viruses
    A unit of publicly listed D and L Industries Inc. on Monday said it had developed a coconut oil product that could prevent spread of certain viruses, and possibly the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Coconut oil experts Dr. Mary Newport of Spring Hill Neonatology and Dr. Fabian Dayrit of Ateneo de Manila University released a […]
  • Bayer faces more Monsanto pain with $265-million dicamba award
    Bayer AG’s first United States trial over the dicamba herbicide resulted in a $265 million damage award to a Missouri farmer who blamed the company and its competitor BASF SE for destroying his peach orchards. The jury verdict is the latest litigation hit for Bayer, which is also seeking to settle thousands of lawsuits claiming […]
  • Brussels asks Manila anew to lift ban on pork imports
    Brussels again appealed to Manila to lift the import ban it slapped on Belgian pork products, saying it has been able to contain the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) among wild boars in Belgium. Belgian Ambassador to the Philippines Michel Goffin raised the matter with Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar during their recent meeting, […]
  • Hundreds of pigs culled in Benguet due to ASF
    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—A total of 224 pigs have been depopulated over the weekend in Barangay Beckel here and Camp 1 in Tuba town after samples were taken from piggeries tested positive for African swine fever (ASF). Dr. Meriam Tiongan, the provincial veterinarian, said the “1-7-10” protocol was implemented to prevent the possible spread of the […]

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