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golden rice

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Definition of golden rice in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A genetically modified variety of rice rich in the orange or red plant pigment beta-carotene, a substance important in the human diet as a precursor of vitamin A.
Example sentences
  • How much beta carotene will golden rice supply and with what efficiency can malnourished children convert it to vitamin A?
  • A new type of rice, known as golden rice, is one of the crops that the authors say has great potential.
  • But the spread of any high-yielding variety like golden rice tends to reduce that crop diversity.

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