Philippines clears golden rice for commercial use, Bangladesh may approve soon

Philippines clears golden rice

The Philippines has approved the release of vitamin A enriched golden rice, paving the way for it to be cultivated commercially in the country while creating a similar opportunity for Bangladesh. The Department of Agriculture in the Philippines approved the commercial use of rice. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) is reviewing an application for the crop’s biosafety approval. Earlier, in December 2019, the Philippine government approved the Golden Rice to be used as food, feed and processing. The approval enabled PhilRice, the national rice research institute in the Southeast…

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