Since a prototype of Golden Rice was developed in the year 2000, new lines with higher β-carotene content have been generated. The intensity of the golden colour is a visual indicator of the concentration of β-carotene in the goal is to make sure that people living in rice-based societies get a full complement of provitamin A from their traditional diets. This would apply to countries such as India, Vietnam, Bangladesh. the Philippines, and Indonesia. Golden Rice could still be a valuable complement to children's diets in many countries by contributing to the reduction of clinical and sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency-related diseases.
NAFTA is Good for Dairy Farmers — Agriculture is concerned about the NAFTA negotiations. “I think many of us in the ag sector are starting to worry the administration is focused on things we make and exporting that, as opposed to things we produce," said Jackie Klippenstein, senior vice president of industry and legislative affairs, Dairy Farmers of America. "We’re making sure we’re not lost in the shovel.” While there have trade issues with Canada over its dairy policy Klippenstein says NAFTA has still been very good for dairy. “This is definitely a situation where we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water. NAFTA partners are critical to . dairy. While we do have challenges with Canada’s dairy policy overall, the partnership has been good for . dairy.”
While raising the minimum wage would benefit both men and women, it would disproportionately affect women. As depicted in Figure E , women account for percent of total . employment, yet comprise percent of the workers whose incomes would rise by increasing the minimum wage to $. The share of those affected who are women varies somewhat by state, from a low of percent in California to a high of percent in Mississippi. Figure E Gender distribution of workers affected by raising the federal minimum wage to $ by July 2016, and of total employment Female Male Share of total employment % % Share of affected workers % % Source: Author's analysis of Harkin-Miller proposal using Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata and BLS Current Employment Statistics (2013)