Golden Rice blog

Golden Rice blog
 
Our work to develop and evaluate Golden Rice as a potential new way to reduce vitamin A deficiency involves many people around the world. Here are the latest stories about what we're doing.

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Jun232016

Science has spoken: GMOs are safe

Written by // Mardy Halcon-Cristobal Categories // Golden Rice blog

Science has spoken: GMOs are safe GM foods currently available on the international market have passed safety assessments and are not likely to present risks for human health, WHO emphasizes.

Oct312014

Rice made healthier

Categories // Golden Rice blog

Rice made healthier IRRI and PhilRice are working together in the research and development of healthier rice, one of which is Golden Rice.

Jul012014

Celebrating rice, health, and nutrition

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

Celebrating rice, health, and nutrition On nutrition month and beyond, let us celebrate the potential contributions of rice for a more food- and nutrition-secure population in the Philippines and around the world.

Nov242013

Golden Rice: using agricultural biotechnology for nutrition

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

Golden Rice: using agricultural biotechnology for nutrition This week the Philippines celebrates National Biotechnology Week to recognize the role of biotechnology in farm productivity and its potential to make rice more nutritious.

Oct102013

Seeing clearly: Golden Rice and climate science

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Golden Rice blog, Bob's blog

Seeing clearly: Golden Rice and climate science On World Sight Day, IRRI's Robert Zeigler reflects on what we can all do to help improve eyesight and support research to improve people’s vision.

Mar172016

Filipino nutrition status still a problem, experts say

Written by // Gladys Ebron Categories // Golden Rice blog

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.

Oct302014

Golden Rice research must continue

Written by // Violeta Villegas Categories // Golden Rice blog

Golden Rice research must continue “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.

Mar272014

A senseless fight

Categories // Golden Rice blog

A senseless fight Combatants on both sides of the food wars are fighting for the same ends.

Nov202013

Can Golden Rice and organic rice co-exist?

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

Can Golden Rice and organic rice co-exist? 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.

Sep202013

Science magazine editorial stands up for Golden Rice

Categories // Golden Rice blog

We are grateful for all the statements of support that we continue to receive from around the world.

Nov242014

The benefits of safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology

Written by // Violeta Villegas Categories // Golden Rice blog

The benefits of safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology The 10th National Biotechnology Week starts today in the Philippines, and with it I am heartened to continue hearing about how modern biotechnology has helped uplift the lives of Filipino farmers.

Oct092014

Golden Rice, vitamin A deficiency, and World Sight Day

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

Golden Rice, vitamin A deficiency, and World Sight Day World Sight Day is a perfect occasion to highlight the importance of having a healthy vision and immune system.

Feb252014

How can rice research help reduce hidden hunger?

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

How can rice research help reduce hidden hunger? IRRI joins the 59th Nutritionist-Dietitians' Association of the Philippines (NDAP) Annual Convention to discuss the significant role of rice research in overcoming malnutrition.

Nov142013

More open discussion encouraged on Golden Rice

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

More open discussion encouraged on Golden Rice IRRI and its partners continue to encourage more open discussion about Golden Rice, nutrition, and other issues related to rice research and the development of new varieties.

Sep192013

Philippine science academy deplores sabotage of Golden Rice trial

Categories // Golden Rice blog

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.

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