Rice is one of the main staple foods worldwide. Genetically modified herbicide-resistant rice was developed in the United States in 1999. In China, GM insect-resistant rice varieties are planted.
All GM rice varieties are unapproved in the EU and are not marketable, as the EU zero-tolerance policy applies. For some years, different GM rice varieties have been detected in food and feed in the EU. Currently, the products most affected are rice noodles from China.
Main use of crop:
- Food (e.g. seeds, flour, rice noodles)
- Insect resistance
- Herbicide resistance
- Increased beta-carotene content