Golden Rice in Sun.Star Iloilo

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Saturday, September 8, 2012


I READ the article in today’s sunstar.com.ph: Chinese kids now, Pinoy youngsters next?

As you may know, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and our partners are doing research here in the Philippines to further develop and evaluate Golden Rice as a potential new way to reduce vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency remains a serious public health problem in the Philippines and in other countries too.

We are always very happy to be contacted about Golden Rice and can provide you with up-to-date and accurate information on its status. We can also share with you what we know about other research into Golden Rice going on around the world. IRRI was named in your article and so we wanted to make a special effort to reach out to you.

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We just wrote a blog about recent news and research about Golden Rice that you can view here: http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=12327:golden-rice-i...

And we are always updating our FAQ page where you may find some useful answers to questions we get asked a lot.

Please let me know if you need any other information on Golden Rice and you can follow our Golden Rice project on Twitter @Golden_Rice and use our web page as a reference: www.irri.org/goldenrice. My colleague Ms. Aileen Garcia provides communication support to our Golden Rice work - you can contact her any time too.

Perhaps, when one of us is down in Iloilo, we can visit you - or we would welcome any of your journalists who are closer to our location (Los Banos, Laguna) to visit us here too.

Kind regards,

Sophie Clayton

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