Genetically modified foods-golden rice, Biology

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Golden rice:  The natural varieties of rice do not provide vitamin A.  Vitamin A  deficiency, as  you may  already  know,  could  lead  to blindness,  decreased immunity  to diseases and deaths of more than a million children. So,  the scientists in Switzerland genetically enhanced rice  to  be rich  in  p-carotene  (a precursor of vitamin A, to be converted to vitamin A in the body) by  re-engineering the genes that imparts yellow colour to daffodils. Interesting isn't  it!


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