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Initial peer-reviewed publications of Golden Rice biosafety data completed

Initial peer-reviewed publications of Golden Rice biosafety data completed

Golden Rice is as safe as ordinary rice, with the additional advantage of beta-carotene within the grain

The first series of peer-reviewed publications on the GR2E Golden Rice field trial data are now available in Nature Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Plant Science journals. These articles specialize in the agronomic performance of Golden Rice varieties developed within the Philippines and Bangladesh.
Initial peer-reviewed publications of Golden Rice biosafety data completed
These publications were authored by scientists and researchers of the Healthier Rice Program at IRRI, together with colleagues at the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-Philrice) and Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI).

Key findings indicate that agronomy, yield, and grain qualities are like the traditional inbred rice counterparts: IR64, PSBRc82, and BRRI dhan 29

Data shows that the Golden Rice breeding lines developed within the genetic backgrounds of various local varieties contain enough beta-carotene to supply quite 30% estimated average requirement (EAR) for vitamin A of young children.

The time of planting was also observed to possess some effect on beta-carotene content--with wet season harvests registering higher beta-carotene amounts than season harvests--while continuing to satisfy the target levels set by the Healthier Rice team.

Previously published studies on the compositional analysis and molecular characterization and safety assessment demonstrated that Golden Rice is as safe as ordinary rice, with the additional advantage of beta-carotene within the grain.

Data evaluated in these publications were submitted as a part of the regulatory dossier for GR2E Golden Rice, and aided within the prior food safety approvals gained in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, us of America, and therefore the Philippines. the entire dossier is publicly available on the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) biotechnology secretariat website. Downloadable summary infographics also are included within the Golden Rice Communication Toolkit.

“Transparency is one among the guiding principles of Golden Rice development,” notes Russell Reinke, Healthier Rice Program lead. “We believe that creating our research findings open-access and available in various formats will enable meaningful public conversations on the security and potential nutritional advantage of Golden Rice.” Further publications are currently in development.

Public comment for the commercial propagation of GR2E Golden Rice within the Philippines was completed in January 2021.

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