Irish scientist leading figure behind GMO rice that could help world hunger

08.03.2013

Irish Central

Published 8 March by IrishCentral Staff Writers

“An Irish scientist is a leading figure behind a revolutionary new kind of rice that could improve the lives of the poor around the world. Genetically modified ‘Golden rice’ contains beta-carotene, the source of vitamin A. According to National Public Radio (NPR) reports, millions of people in Asia and Africa don’t get enough of this vital nutrient. A single bowl of this new golden rice can supply 60 percent of a child's daily requirement of vitamin A.” [...] 

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