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The Golden Rice project was developed for solving the global vitamin A deficiency problem. Transgenic techniques were used in the project to induce vitamin A synthesis related genes from other plant resources into the rice genome. To a certain extent, the two generations of Golden Rice products have made some great achievements. However, arguments about the Golden Rice and even transgenetic techniques have lasted decades and will still exist in the future. Although the study of the Golden Rice will continue, its acceptance in the marketplace largely depends on public perception.

After reading this article, what is your opinions concerning Golden Rice? Do you support this project? Do you have any other suggestions that helps solve global vitamin A deficiency?


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Engineering the Provitamin A (β-Carotene) Biosynthetic Pathway into (Carotenoid-Free) Rice Endosperm

Ye, Xudong ; Al-babili, Salim ; Klöti, Andreas ; Zhang, Jing ; Lucca, Paola ; Beyer, Peter ; Potrykus, Ingo

Science, 2000, Vol.287(5451), pp.303-305 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Golden Rice – five years on the road – five years to go?

Al-Babili, Salim ; Beyer, Peter

Trends in Plant Science, 2005, Vol.10(12), pp.565-573 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Golden rice and beyond

Potrykus, I

Plant physiology, 2001, Vol.125(3), pp.1157-61 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Golden Rice: introducing the beta-carotene biosynthesis pathway into rice endosperm by genetic engineering to defeat vitamin A deficiency

Beyer, Peter ; Al-babili, Salim ; Ye, Xudong ; Lucca, Paola ; Schaub, Patrick ; Welsch, Ralf ; Potrykus, Ingo

The Journal of nutrition, 2002, Vol.132(3), pp.506S-510S [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Health-Promoting Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

Terry, Leon A

Wallingford: CABI, 2011, pp.226 [Book]

The 'Golden Rice' Tale

Potrykus, Ingo

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Plant, 2001, Vol.37(2), pp.93-100 [Peer Reviewed Journal]


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