Yuan Longping, regarded as the “father of hybrid rice”, was a famous agricultural scientist from which country?

 A. Japan

B. China

C. South Korea

D. Vietnam

Yuan Longping, the Chinese agricultural scientist, regarded as the “father of hybrid rice”, has recently passed away at the age of 91. He was known for developing the first hybrid rice varieties in the 1970s.

In 2004, he was honoured with the World Food Prize for his achievement in developing the genetic materials and technologies essential for breeding high-yielding hybrid rice varieties.

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