• GOLDEN RICE MAY SOLVE WOES OF 16M MALNOURISHED

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    LEGAZPI CITY: With golden rice, the country’s malnutrition problem will be addressed as this variety is a new type of rice that contains beta carotene, a source of vitamin A that could solve the 16 million undernourished Filipinos. Eufemio Rasco Jr. executive director and concurrent project proponent of golden rice in the country said in a statement sent to The Manila Times that the country’s malnutrition could be addressed through the help of golden rice rich in vitamin A. He said that the country’s malnutrition is getting worsen wherein based on the National Food Coalition research the Philippines posted 16 million undernourished persons.

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