The Bachelor of Science in Food Technology students of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod, who are Pagkaon Scholarship grantees under the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program, presented their scientific research studies related to their courses, to Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol in Bacolod City, Tuesday.
The scholars met with Marañon, together with other college students who are taking up Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, major in Animal Science, at the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, Senior High School students, also of UNO-R, and of the Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School, a press release from Capitol said.
Marañon advised the students to be more dedicated in their studies and uphold their vital role as agents of progress and advancement, through research and development.
He urged them to do more technical experiments and innovative research practices so as to help the community in relation to food security, agricultural productivity, and environmental protection, the press release said.
Present during the presentation were Engr. Marilyn Manuel of the Governor’s Office, Dr. Merie Ann Tolentino of the Provincial Veterinary Office, and NOSP head Karen Dinsay, among others.
Among their research studies were “The Effect of Collard Greens on the Growth and Development of Tadpoles”, “Crab Grass, Paragis, and Purslane as Fish Food for Tilapia”, “The Feasibility of Pigeon Pea Seeds”, “Stink Bean Seeds, and Asthma Weed Leaves as Alternative Chicken Feeds”, “The Potential of Squash Seeds and Bakalan Shells as Alternative Chicken Feed”, “Chicken Egg Production as Influenced by Feeding Mealworm”;
“Development and Characterization of Non-Dairy Peanut Yogurt”, “Alugbati Seeds Extract as Alternative Food Grade Ink for Meat Inspection”, “Levels of Escherichia coli Presence in Pork Sold at Bacolod City Wet Markets”, and “Development and Characterization of Turmeric Carbonated Drink”, among others, the press release added.*
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