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New Golden Rice Partners Join Vitamin A Deficiency Fight | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Announced today, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and national rice research institutes in Bangladesh and the Philippines have joined with Helen Keller International (HKI), a leading global health organization that reduces blindness and prevents malnutrition worldwide, in a new effort to further develop and evaluate Golden Rice as a potential tool to reduce vitamin A deficiency.

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LOS BAÑOS, Philippines -- Announced today, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and national rice research institutes in Bangladesh and the Philippines have joined with Helen Keller International (HKI), a leading global health organization that reduces blindness and prevents malnutrition worldwide, in a new effort to further develop and evaluate Golden Rice as a potential tool to reduce vitamin A deficiency.

Golden Rice is a unique type of rice that contains beta carotene, a source of vitamin A.

To read the full press release, visit the IRRI web site.

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