The Philippines has become the first country with a serious vitamin A deficiency problem...
GOLDEN RICE-JOVIE JUTOY
I have an idea. Let's go.
What is beta-carotene?
If we insert a gene from maize and a gene from bacteria to the plants, it can biosynthesize beta- carotene.
So what is it called?
Beta-carotene is found in many fruits and vegetables, it can be synthesized by the human body to make Vitamin A. It isn't toxic.
The GOLDEN RICE!!!
So that can help combat severe vitamin A deficiency in the developing world?
Yes, because Vitamin A deficiency causes blindness and weakens the immune system.
Golden Rice serves as a source of Vitamin A. High intake of specific vitamins is associated with reducing risk of coronary artery disease, specific cancers and it can help protect the body from destructive radical reactions.
That's amazing! We can help a lot with this Golden Rice.