6 June 2018 Sustainable Pulse
Golden Rice refers to GMO rice plants modified to produce beta-carotene (also called provitamin
A) in their grain. This latest version of Golden Rice contains three added genes. Two specify
enzymes in the β-carotene biosynthesis pathway, and are taken from bacteria and maize. The third
specifies a (non-antibiotic) selectable marker protein used in the modification process (Paine et al.