Bangladesh approves Golden Rice trials

According to the World Health Organisation's global database on vitamin A deficiency, one in every five pre-school children in Bangladesh is vitamin A-deficient, and 23.7%of pregnant women are affected by vitamin A deficiency.The state-run Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) late last month got the approval for procuring seeds of the transgenic rice, popularly known as "Golden Rice", for its first-ever trial production in the country.Golden Rice, widely acclaimed for its perceived potential to fight vitamin A deficiency in expecting mothers and children, is now set to go through greenhouse trials and field tests before advancing into production phase. Details at http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=221236.

Lisa Mcullam

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posted on May 7, 2012 2:00AM
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