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Nutritionally Enhanced Rice to Combat Malnutrition Disorders of the Poor

Ingo Potrykus
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1301/nr.2003.jun.S101-S104 S101-S104 First published online: 1 June 2003


Major deficiency disorders, including vitamin A deficiency, are especially common in countries in which rice is the staple food. In response to the devastating effects of vitamin A deficiency, which may include blindness and, even death, “Golden Rice” has been developed to deliver this nutrient to those populations who need it most. The case of Golden Rice is used to demonstrate the challenges of radical GMO opposition, consumer acceptance, and regulation of biotechnology-derived foods.

  • Golden Rice
  • humanitarian project
  • vitamin A malnutrition
  • high-quality protein rice
  • high-iron rice