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Dhaka developing world’s first vitamin-A rich rice

Bangladesh is developing the “Golden Rice,” or the world’s first ever vitamin-A rich rice. The rice will soon undergo greenhouse and field-testing before scientists move onto the production phase. If all goes well, Bangladesh will be able to combat vitamin A deficiency in expecting mothers and children within five years via the most-consumed food item in the country. Vitamin A deficiency is the cause of blindness and child mortality in severe cases.

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