2017, November 27
Freshly-dried and processed products of seaweeds and bamboo are the main attraction of a three-day Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights held at the Teatro Ilocandia of the Mariano Marcos State University, this city. To showcase the different technologies utilizing bamboo and seaweeds, MMSU opened the exhibit to the public at the MMSU covered court. While developing more bamboo plantations here, researchers has appealed to government authorities to come out with local ordinances to control harvesting of bamboo particularly its shoots. For seaweeds, researchers are also coming out with various technologies to promote utilization of seaweeds not just for human food but also for cosmetics, fertilizer supplement and other industrial uses.