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To Subscribe to the Non-GMO Report call 1-800-854-0586 or visit http://www.non-gmoreport.com/ Nearly $20 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support genetically modified rice and cassava to grown in low income countries. A grant of $10.3 million will go to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for Golden Rice development; the GM rice contains beta carotene to combat Vitamin A deficiencies. Golden rice will apply for approval in the Philippines in 2013 and in Bangladesh in 2015. An $8.3 million grant will go to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to develop GM BioCassava Plus, with added iron, protein and beta carotene, due for approval in 2017. Anti-GMO organization MASIPAG, headed by Dr. Chito Medina, wants IRRI's work halted immediately. "We should understand that Vitamin A deficiency is not a problem of insufficient food sourc...