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Last year, designated by the United Nation as the Year of Rice, The Syngenta
Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture asked the two inventors of Golden
Rice to talk about their discovery and about its future. We also asked
Syngenta to clarify its role with the Golden Rice program. All three readily
agreed, and in October 2004 in honour of World Food Day, together gave this
Syngenta lecture in Basel, Switzerland.
Their remarks are included here in their entirety, except for minor editing
to condense pauses and smooth transitions. Each part, including the question
and answer follow-up with closing remarks of Syngenta Foundation Excecutive
Director, Andrew Bennett, can be viewed on its own.
Among the questions addressed in the lecture;
Why Golden Rice * What daily intake of Golden Rice is estimated to help
reduce VAD * Who owns Golden Rice * Can farmers freely reuse seed * What is
the taste of Golden Rice * Are there cultural issues with eating colored
rice * What are the environmental effects * When and where will Golden Rice
If Golden Rice could speak, it would probably tell its story through the
voices of Dr. Ingo Potrykus, Dr. Peter Beyer and Adrian Dubock. Now, The
Syngenta Foundation [www.syngentafoundation.com
] website is offering a
rare opportunity to hear each one of their stories, and how they took Golden
Rice from the drawing board to reality.
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