Can we engineer life? 4.6 Golden rice

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Golden rice symbolizes the protracted trench war between proponents and opponents of modern biotechnology. The Swiss Ingo Potrykus of ETH Zürich is the golden man behind the golden rice. With great ardour he defends this controversial rice, and attacks the opponents of gene technology. With his colleague Peter Beyer of Freiburg University he developed the first version of this provitamin-A reinforced rice, between 1991 and 1999, the year in which he retired. But still, at the age of 85, he battles to get access to ‘his rice’ for children who have serious vitamin-A deficiencies.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018

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