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Golden Rice is a Philippine lifesaver

Understanding the science behind food is more important than ever

| Philippines
Golden Rice, left, and ordinary rice, pictured at the laboratory of the International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos: development of Golden Rice in the Philippines is led by public sector institutions.   © Reuters

Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco is a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Philippines and is chair of its agricultural sciences division.

As the Philippines slowly loosens its COVID-19 protocols, it has become necessary to address other important issues that emerged, or were exacerbated, during our extended lockdown.

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