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Unformatted text preview: effectiveness of the rice, and also the effect on the real underling problems of poverty within these nations and regions. The problem at hand is, is vitamin A rice actually the cure for the vitamin A deficiency in Southeast Asia, or is it just another fancy designer crop that will cause more damage to the environment? The vitamin A rice was developed through a complicated process of attaching the beta-carotene and an additional two other genes to the DNA of rice, however at the same time making sure that the beta-carotene encoding remains with the rice all the way through development and does not effect the metabolism or any other process of the cells....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course WR 121 taught by Professor Lucas during the Spring '08 term at University of Oregon.
- Spring '08