Genetically modified rice varieties that contain high levels of iron, zinc, and beta-carotene could play an important role in reducing micronutrient deficiency that affects more than 2 billion people around the world.
“No farmer must be left behind” was the challenge addressed to 1,500 scientists and delegates who are here in Bangkok to attend the 4th International Rice Congress. This call to action adds all the more to our resolve to develop Golden Rice.
In many countries, agricultural policies encourage and support different kinds of crop production, including conventional and organic-based farming. See how Golden Rice could co-exist with other crops.
Today the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines issued a statement regarding the recent vandalism of the Golden Rice field trial in the Philippines. We're grateful for their support of our work.