What is Golden Rice

(A) A variety of rice grown along the yellow river in China.
(B) Long stored rice having yellow coloured tint.
(C) A transgenic rice having gene for carotene.
(D) Wild variety of rice with yellow coloured grains

Correct Answer : A transgenic rice having gene for carotene
Question Asked : Bihar Police Sub Inspector Prelims Exam 2018
Explanation : Golden' rice is a Genetically Engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by the biotech industry to produce Pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have promoted GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), which is prevalent in developing countries and can lead to blindness.
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