Biofortification: lessons from the Golden Rice project

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Biofortification : lessons from the Golden Rice project. / Brooks, Sally Heather.

In: Food Chain, Vol. 3, No. 1-2, 06.2013, p. 77-88.

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Brooks, SH 2013, 'Biofortification: lessons from the Golden Rice project', Food Chain, vol. 3, no. 1-2, pp. 77-88. https://doi.org/10.3362/2046-1887.2013.007

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Brooks, S. H. (2013). Biofortification: lessons from the Golden Rice project. Food Chain, 3(1-2), 77-88. https://doi.org/10.3362/2046-1887.2013.007

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Brooks SH. Biofortification: lessons from the Golden Rice project. Food Chain. 2013 Jun;3(1-2):77-88. https://doi.org/10.3362/2046-1887.2013.007

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