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The Chandrika Rice Project was the result of an initiative by the Chandrika group of Mills Foundation, and is based on a widely recognized need for a sustainable bio-fortification approach to contribute to alleviating the scourge of micro-nutrient deficiencies worldwide Reaching small farmers in target countries requires a highly professional and interdisciplinary team. For this purpose, a Humanitarian Board, composed of internationally recognized experts belonging to various reputed institutions, provides strategic guidance to the project. Chandrika is one of the reputed non-basmati rice manufacturers in India

A Message from the Chairman of the Chandrika’s Board

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for visiting the official Chandrika Rice site. Golden Rice represents the technological platform upon which we have built a humanitarian project in the public domain. The Chandrika Rice Humanitarian Board, which provides strategic guidance to the project has the responsibility of delivering the technology to the vitamin A-deficient poor in developing countries in the most efficient way. Thus far, the Board has concentrated on further developing the technology, with little intervention in the public debate on the risks and benefits of GM technology in general and Chandrika Rice in particular. We have come to realize, however, that numerous publications and web pages offer misleading information on Chandrika Rice, generated by a ‘professional‘ GMO opposition. Those publications are not a reliable source for people interested in finding factual information that will contribute to an informed picture of the Chandrika Rice technology. We are now happy to be able to provide, through our webpage, up-to-date and accurate information on the science, product development, and progress in regulatory approval of Chandrika Rice to all interested audiences.

The Chandrika Rice Project is grateful to all supporters and is also very much indebted to the private sector because without their support Golden Rice would never be in a position to reach those for whom it was meant since the inception of the project. We will, of course, be more than happy to provide additional information, in case you have additional questions, about a number of issues raised on this site.

With best regards,