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Biofortified Golden Rice

Value added rice. Except for the colour—which we hope will become increasingly attractive to many people over time—the only difference between common rice and Golden Rice is that the latter produces and accumulates provitamin A (β-carotene) in the grain.

There is plenty of information spread over the Golden Rice web site. On this page you will find some compiled, downloadable, and relevant documents.

  • Elliott M (2017) Agriculture and food security: fifth anniversary. Agriculture & Food Security 6: 58, doi:10.1186/s40066-017-0137-1pdf
  • Dubock A (2017) An overview of agriculture, nutrition and fortification, supplementation and biofortification: Golden Rice as an example for enhancing micronutrient intake. Agriculture & Food Security, 6(1), 59. pdf
  • Dubock A (2017) Golden Rice: instructions for use. Agriculture & Food Security, 6(1), 60. pdf
  • Bollinedi H, Krishnan SGK Prabhu KV, Singh NK, Mishra S, Khurana JP, Singh AK (2017) Molecular and Functional Characterization of GR2-R1 Event Based Backcross Derived Lines of Golden Rice in the Genetic Background of a Mega Rice Variety Swarna. PLoS ONE 12: e0169600, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169600. pdf
  • Dubock, A. (2016), Comments by Adrian Dubock, Executive Secretary, Golden Rice Humanitarian Board concerning: "Disembedding grain: Golden Rice, The Green Revolution, and heirloom seeds in the Philippines." GD Stone & D Glover Published 16 April 2016. In Agriculture and Human Values, The Journal of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, 33(1). Genetic Literacy Project, 30 June 2016.
  • Golden Rice flyer pdf by the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board.

  • Dr Adrian Dubock: "The present status of Golden Rice"pdf (2014) in the Journal of Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Dr Adrian Dubock: "The politics of Golden Rice" pdf (2014) in GM Crops & Food
  • Prof Ingo Potrykus: "From the Concept of Totipotency to Biofortified Cereals" pdf (2015) in Annual Reviews of Plant Biology
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  • Kurze Zusammenfassung über Golden Rice pdf
  • Dr Adrian Dubock, Golden Rice Project Manager, interviewed by the Brazilian Council of Biotechnology Information (CIB) pdf
  • Qaim M und AJ Stein (2009) Biologische Anreicherung: Wirksamkeit und Wirtschaftlichkeit. pdf   Ernährungs Umschau 56: 274-280.
  • Al-Babili S, Beyer P (2005) Golden Rice — Five years on the road — five years to go? Trends in Plant Science 10:565-573. pdf

  • Schaub P, Al-Babili S, Beyer P (2005) Why is Golden Rice golden (yellow) and not red. Plant Physiology 138:441-450. pdf

  • Proceedings of the Bertebos Conference 2008 with the theme "Golden Rice and other Biofortified food Crops for Developing Countries pdf — potential and challenges", held in Falkenberg, Sweden, on 8-9 September 2008.

  • Presentation by Prof Ingo Potrykus at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, March 2005 «Golden Rice, vitamin A and blindness — Public responsibility and failure» pdf

  • Presentation by Prof Ingo Potrykus at BioVision, Lyon, April 2005 «Is GMO regulation costing lives » pdf

  • Presentation by Dr Adrian Dubock at the ICABR Conference in Ravello, Italy, July 2005. «Golden Rice — the Partitioning of Influence» pdf and the corresponding slides to the presentation. pdf

  • World Bank paper by Anderson K, Jackson LA, Pohl Nielsen C «Genetically Modified Rice Adoption: Implications for Welfare and Poverty Alleviation». World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3380, August 2004. pdf

  • Article by Mayer JE, Beyer P, Potrykus I. 2005. «The Golden Rice Project»  pdf, describing some of the history, progress and difficulties of the project to date.

  • Compilation: Literature on Golden Rice and provitamin A, by Klaus Ammann.  pdf