Explained: What is Golden Rice?

News:Bangladesh could be on the verge of becoming the first country to approve plantation of Golden Rice. Facts: About Golden Rice: Golden rice is a variety of rice (Oryza sativa) produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene,a precursor of vitamin A in the edible parts of rice. It is intended to produce a fortified food… Continue reading Explained: What is Golden Rice?

‘Golden Rice’ now closer to reality

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners,the Philippines Rice Research Institute and the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute has successfully cultivated Golden Rice in a controlled environment on IRRI campus. Golden rice is a variety of rice (Oryza sativa) produced through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene,a precursor of vitamin A in the edible parts… Continue reading ‘Golden Rice’ now closer to reality