The promising future of GM rice

& | February 4, 2013 |
Golden Rice grain in screenhouse of Golden Rice plants. (Credit: Flickr/IRRI Images.) Golden Rice grain in screenhouse of Golden Rice plants. (Credit: Flickr/IRRI Images.)

The following is an editorial summary.

Rice, compared with other major crops such as corn (maize) or wheat has an extraordinarily diverse genetic resource base across at least 24 different species. Commercialized GM rice had not yet become a reality—which means, farmers aren’t growing it and consumers can’t eat it yet. But varietals with improved traits, from increasing vitamins and minerals to making plants better at photosynthesis, have been developed and are awaiting approval.

View the original article here: The state of play: genetically modified rice

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