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Improper use of organic farming application may pose hazard to food chain, says Bicol agriculture expert

Food hazard analyst agriculturist Alvin Alvaro of LGU Naga City, raises caution on the misuse of organic farming method and advocate good agricultural practices. Photo by Elaine Nueca

By Joey Natividad

NABUA, Camarines Sur ( – Improper use of organic farming application may lead to the growth of hazard in the food chain, and the spread out of pathogens that may contaminate vegetable and other food crops.

This was a concern raised by Alvin Alvaro, resource speaker on the final day of the TRAINING ON FOOD SAFETY, in this town.

Alvaro, an agriculturist of the Naga City Government, said that organic farming has led to the removal of chemicals applied in farming, but the danger of microorganism contamination on vegetables may pose a serious threat.

“The application of the organic method, if misused, may lead to spread-out of bacterial and fungi contamination of food crops, thus posing hazard to the food chain,” Alvaro gave stress. “Organic farmers are using a biological concoction of chicken waste, and decomposed material to produce fertilizers.”

Alvaro briefed the participants about the importance of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), hazard analysis and identifying critical control point.

Meanwhile, Michelle Pontejos of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Region 5, explained to participants the importance of government regulation and food safety laws.

The Training of Food Safety held its closing day of the lecture on Wednesday, May 30, and awarded completion certificates to the participants. These are:

Alma Zaballa Albay Provincial Agriculture Office
Selfa L. Dioquino Albay Provincial Agriculture Office
Daphne Indira T. Mandane Albay Provincial Agriculture Office
Arlene L. Vibar Albay Provincial Agriculture Office
Cesar C. Cordenete, Jr. Albay Provincial Agriculture Office
Mark Anthony B. Abrera Balatan
Norie B. Acebar Siruma
Rommel Robles Magarao
Michael N. Catolico Sagñay
Noli B. Pielago Sagñay
Gleceria L. Ramos Sagñay
Jose Rudel D. Cantoria Monreal
Cita F. Caña Provincial Agriculture Office
Riza D. Cantiga Mandaon
Glesebel R. Aligam Provincial Agriculture Office
Novelen B. Laurio Provincial Agriculture Office
Sylvia D. Patiño Dimasalang
Maria Victoria M. Lamadrid Office of the Provincial Agriculturist
Ryan I. Villaflores Office of the Provincial Agriculturist
Janet P. Belen Jose Panganiban
Nerissa P. Villaluz Daet
Warlyn A. De Roma Office of the Provincial Agriculturist
Dulce D. Doriman Office of the Provincial Agriculturist
Teresa E. Babejes Prieto Diaz
Maribeth C. Judin Irosin

Vilma Gaon – Sta. Magdalena


(Seated left to right) Ms. Michelle Pontejos (FDA Region 5) and Mr. Emmanuel L. Orogo (Acting Planning Officer/ Project Officer of the training)

Coming from the private sector, 3 members of the OFW group, Poblacion Overseas Beneficiaries Association (POBA), from Tigaon, Camarines Sur, Ms. Joma Bosito, Conchita Panuelos, and Jose Maria C. Natividad also were given certificates of completion.

The training was organized by Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) V, headed by Ms. Vivien V. Carable (OIC-Center Director). Other staff members are Engr. Joey A. Belarmino (HVCDP Focal Person), and Mr. Emmanuel L. Orogo (Acting Planning Officer/ Project Officer). []

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