Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 21:21 EDT

Latest Golden rice Stories

2008-09-06 03:00:16

By Tudge, Colin Will GM technology feed the world - or destroy farming, and human health, in the name of corporate profit? How can we tell, asks Colin Judge, when the science is up for sale? Genetically modified crops might once have proved useful. In the early days, in the 1980s, scientists I spoke to in India hoped to transfer genes from groundnuts (which are very resistant to heat and drought) into sorghum, the staple cereal of the Sahel, which is also drought- resistant but succumbs in...

c785ae89b6b96a7222b66ecc57490df31
2005-11-22 05:35:00

By Dolly Aglay MANILA -- Opposition to genetically modified (GMO) rice in Asia is likely to dissipate in the next 5 to 7 years as the region struggles to feed its growing population, a senior scientist said. Gurdev Singh Khush, a consultant at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), said opposition by environmental groups and the tedious regulatory process in getting approvals for GM crops have delayed the release of GM rice in the region. But Khush said he expected GM rice to...


Latest Golden rice Reference Libraries

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

More Articles (1 articles) »