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Biofortified Golden Rice: an additional intervention for vitamin A deficiency

Code: 9781838792558
Adrian Dubock, Golden Rice Humanitarian Board, Switzerland

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews the development of ‘Golden Rice’, a biofortified variety with enhanced β-carotene designed as a health intervention to help alleviate the problem of vitamin A deficiency (VAD). It also reviews the origins of Golden Rice, product development, as well as current challenges, to establishing Golden Rice as an additional VAD intervention.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0003.32
Table of contents Introduction The problem of vitamin A defi ciency (VAD) The origins of Golden Rice Developing Golden Rice as a product Current challenges to establishing Golden Rice as an additional VAD intervention Conclusions Acknowledgements Where to look for further information References

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