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'Golden' rice

Topic | 7 April, 2014 at 10:00

The so-called 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have hyped GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

All That Glitters is Not Gold: False hope for 'Golden' rice

Publication | 17 March, 2005 at 0:00

Five years after the media hyped announcement of the development of genetically engineered (GE) 'Golden' rice, this icon of the global GE industry is still surrounded by scientific uncertainty and worse, it is distracting attention and funding...

'Golden' rice's lack of lustre

Publication | 9 November, 2010 at 2:00

'Golden' rice has been in development for almost 20 years and has still not made any impact on the prevalence of VAD (vitamin A deficiency). Not only has it failed to have any impact on VAD while using money and resources that could have been...

Thai Rice Industry at Risk

Publication | 12 October, 2010 at 9:46

Thailand is the largest exporter of rice in the world, and the Thai rice industry is therefore heavily dependent on the perceptions of its export customers. An unintended release of GE rice would disrupt Thailand’s rice grain merchandising...

Bayer defends genetic contamination as "Act of God"

Feature story | 6 February, 2007 at 13:07

You might blame the dog for eating your homework, or a traffic jam for being late to work. But if you ever find yourself facing a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit for contaminating the world's number one food crop with an unapproved...

Golden Illusion

Publication | 17 October, 2013 at 17:53

GE 'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE 'Golden' rice as a technical, quick-fix solut...

Rice

Background | 15 February, 2007 at 10:44

Rice has been part of our staple diet around the world for over 10,000 years, it is cultivated in 113 countries - in China alone there are 75,000 varieties. Rice production accounts for 11 percent of the world's arable land, or 500 million...

Bayer's costly GE rice scandal

Feature story | 6 November, 2007 at 0:00

When an unapproved genetically engineered (GE) crop was discovered in American rice last year, it triggered the biggest marketing and financial disaster in the history of the US rice industry. We commissioned an independent economist to do some...

China says 'no' to genetically engineered rice

Feature story | 31 January, 2012 at 11:15

It took seven years, teams of young campaigners and hordes of devoted supporters, but September 2011 the Chinese government finally said it was suspending the commercialisation of genetically-engineered (GE) rice.

The False Promise of Genetically Engineered Rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

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