14 January 2000
GMO boffins put vitamin A into rice
SCIENTISTS have genetically engineered a nutritionally superior yellow rice which could be used to improve health in developing countries.
They have generated rice with a high content of vitamin A, a beta-carotene that gives the rice a golden hue.
The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) predicts that improved sources of vitamin A could prevent up to 2 million deaths a year for children under four years of age.
- Scientist attacks GM hysteria, FWi, 23 September, 1999
- Christian Aid claims GM crops wont feed world, FWi, 27 May, 1999
- GM crops will mean poverty, starvation and unemployment, FWi, 11 September, 1998
- Financial Times 14/01/2000 page 9 (News Digest)