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dc.contributor.authorDatta, S. K.eng
dc.coverage.spatialDeveloping countrieseng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.description.abstractRice, the most important food crop of the developing world, feeds more than two billion people as a staple food. Its improvement since the Green Revolution has been enormous, and biotechnology in the genomics era offers unique scope for further improvement to attain environmentally friendly sustainable agriculture. Nutritious rice with high iron and beta carotene in polished seeds has been developed with genetic engineering technology. It is now possible to use Bt or Xa21 rice in farmers' fields with reduced pesticide use. Farmers can produce more rice with built-in plant protection at a reduced cost. Policymakers should look into the potential use of biotechnology, provide access to intellectual property rights (IPR), and make improved rice seeds available free of IPR for resource-poor farmers.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 7(1&2) 2004: 31-35.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/170
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 7, no. 1 & 2 (2004)eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectnutritious riceeng
dc.subjectplant protectioneng
dc.subjectgenetic engineeringeng
dc.subject.lcshGenetically modified foodseng
dc.subject.lcshRice -- Genetic engineeringeng
dc.titleRice Biotechnology : A Need for Developing Countrieseng
dc.typeArticleeng


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