Vegetables are known as healthy food. However, not all of them are. Some vegetables may contain heavy metals and bacteria that may cause sickness when ingested.

To further promote tourism in the municipality Los Baños, Laguna, the Los Baños Science Community Foundation, Inc. (LBSCFI) launched the development of science tourism in Los Baños on December 6, 2017 at the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) Innovation and Technology Center (DIPTC).

Grade 12 student Hillary Diane Andales from the Philippine Science High School- Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte bagged the grand prize of the 3rd Breakthrough Junior Challenge last December 3, 2017 (December 4 in Manila) at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, USA.

The importance of product packaging cannot be ignored because of the increasing market competition especially in the ASEAN region. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its line agency, the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), have fully supported local initiatives to better improve packaging materials for Philippine made products.

A Pampanga-based green technology firm recently acquired technologies from the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) to improve its green charcoal products designed for top players in the country’s chicken roasting industry.