Crop Biotech Update

Study Shows that Golden Rice Could Benefit Bangladesh

December 6, 2017

Researchers from the Wageningen University and Research reported that Golden Rice could help alleviate micronutrient deficiencies in Bangladesh.

The research showed that Golden Rice has significantly increased levels of carotenoid in the rice endosperm without exhibiting any detrimental effects. The transgenic variety GR2 R BRRI dhan29 has better-yielding capacity, with the potential to increase yield by 10%, thus, increasing the amount of food available for the Bangladeshi people. With such benefits, the researchers recommended for the approval of Golden Rice in Bangladesh.

Read the research article for more details.