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October 8th, 2015 / The Daily Star

thumb.aspxHaving successfully completed a trial of the genetically engineered Golden Rice in its transgenic screen house, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute is about to take the rice to confined field trials in the coming Boro season, before taking the variety to production phase. According to WHO data, one in every five pre-school children in Bangladesh is vitamin A-deficient, and 23.7% of pregnant women suffer the deficiency. Consumption of only 150 gram of Golden Rice a day is expected to supply half of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A for an adult. People in Bangladesh depend on rice for 70 percent of their daily calorie intakes. Read more