“GOLDEN RICE”: A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY?

by Sally Brooks, Biosafety project convenor Biofortified crops, for example rice enriched with vitamin A, are claimed as a way of getting vital extra nutrition to poor people. They’ve also been a topic of hot debate for several years. In a new development in the story of these crops, last week the Bill and Melinda…

BEING “HEALTHILY SCEPTICAL” ABOUT BIOFORTIFICATION

Lawrence Haddad, IDS Director, has written about the future of biofortification (and mentioned the STEPS Centre’s work) on his blog, Development Horizons: “To date, biofortification has relied on conventional breeding techniques and behavior change research to answer 3 questions: (a) is there a significant, in terms of human nutrition, variation in the micronutrients zinc, iron,…