Scientist to Submit GM Rice That Addresses Vitamin A Deficiency

BBC News, Aug 6, 2013 admin August 6, 2013

They claim it could be in the fields within a year, but national regulators will have the final say. Supporters say it will help the 1.7 million Filipino children who suffer vitamin A deficiency – which reduces immunity and can cause blindness. The body converts beta-carotene into Vitamin A and scientists estimate that one cup of Golden Rice could provide up to 50% of an adult’s recommended daily intake. But campaigners say “Golden Rice” is a dangerous way to tackle malnutrition. They say that it threatens the Philippines’ staple food.

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Read the full story here at BBC.co.uk.

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