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Quezon City, Philippines – Citing impending commercialization of Golden Rice, farmers and sectoral organizations here and abroad have united to stop the commercialization of the said GM crop, saying that this will decimate indigenous rice genetic diversity, and affect farmers’ rights, people’s health and the environment. In a conference that tackled Golden Rice, farmer-scientist group MASIPAG with regional networks including the Asian Peasant Coalition, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN-AP), GRAIN, Third World Network (TWN) and a host of national organizations  also called on governments to immediately halt all planned field testing and feed tests of Golden Rice among the vulnerable population across Asia. 

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Rice is a vital cialis prix part of life among farmers and consumers in Asia. Rice is eaten three times a day, the agriculture sector supports a huge percentage of Asian populations and many traditions and rituals are based on the rice planting cycle. For millennia, Asian farmers have nurtured, improved and preserved thousands of rice varieties that cater to different climatic and agronomic needs and situation of farmers.

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WHAT IS GOLDEN RICE?
Golden Rice is a genetically engineered rice with the capability to produce beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is called Golden Rice (GR) because of its characteristic orange/yellowish color, the color of carotenoids. This new technology was first developed by Dr. Ingo Potrykus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and Dr. Peter Beyer from University of Freiburg, Germany from 1991 to 2000 with an expenditure of about $100 million (Ho 2001; Shiva 2001). It was initially funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology, the European Community viagra pas cher Biotech Program and the Swiss Federal Office for Education and Science
(Ho 2001).

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Golden Rice is the name of a rice that has been genetically modified (GM, or genetically engineered) to produce beta-carotene, which the body can convert into vitamin A. his beta-carotene gives the rice grains the yellowish colour that has inspired its name.


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Quezon City, Philippines – Citing impending commercialization of Golden Rice, farmers and sectoral organizations here and abroad have united to stop the commercialization of the said GM crop, saying that this will decimate indigenous rice genetic diversity, and affect farmers’ rights, people’s health and the environment. In a conference that tackled Golden Rice, farmer-scientist group MASIPAG with regional networks including the Asian Peasant Coalition, Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN-AP), GRAIN, Third World Network (TWN) and a host of national organizations  also called on governments to immediately halt all planned field testing and feed tests of Golden Rice among the vulnerable population across Asia. 

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Rice is a vital cialis prix part of life among farmers and consumers in Asia. Rice is eaten three times a day, the agriculture sector supports a huge percentage of Asian populations and many traditions and rituals are based on the rice planting cycle. For millennia, Asian farmers have nurtured, improved and preserved thousands of rice varieties that cater to different climatic and agronomic needs and situation of farmers.

Click to link to read the whole article

Download PDF 

WHAT IS GOLDEN RICE?
Golden Rice is a genetically engineered rice with the capability to produce beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is called Golden Rice (GR) because of its characteristic orange/yellowish color, the color of carotenoids. This new technology was first developed by Dr. Ingo Potrykus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and Dr. Peter Beyer from University of Freiburg, Germany from 1991 to 2000 with an expenditure of about $100 million (Ho 2001; Shiva 2001). It was initially funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology, the European Community viagra pas cher Biotech Program and the Swiss Federal Office for Education and Science
(Ho 2001).

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Golden Rice is the name of a rice that has been genetically modified (GM, or genetically engineered) to produce beta-carotene, which the body can convert into vitamin A. his beta-carotene gives the rice grains the yellowish colour that has inspired its name.


Click to link to read the whole article

Download PDF