Golden Rice has been under development for over 20 years, and is still being tested in the Philippines. It has not yet been presented to any government for safety review. International Rice Research Institute researchers do not specify when it will be ready for commercial planting.
The best way to avoid micronutrient deficiencies is by way of a varied diet, rich in vegetables, fruits and animal products. The second best approach, especially for those who cannot afford a balanced diet, is by way of nutrient-dense staple crops. — The Golden Rice Project