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Genetically modified Golden Rice falls short on lifesaving promises

Golden Rice

GMO activists not to blame for scientific challenges slowing introduction, study finds

Famous for heirloom rice grown on the spectacular terraces of the Cordillera mountains of northern Luzon, the Philippines has become a hotbed for protests over the development of genetically modified Golden Rice. (Photo: Glenn Stone)

Don’t eat the yellow rice: The danger of deploying vitamin A golden rice

Golden Rice

What better way to discredit your critics than to rope in 107 naive Nobel Prize winners (all without relevant expertise) to criticize your opposition?

But such tactics are not new. Long ago, the GMO industry spent well over $50 million to promote “Golden Rice” as the solution to vitamin A deficiency in low income countries. They did so well before the technology was completely worked out, let alone tested. Let alone consumer acceptability tested. Let alone subjecting it to standard phase 2 and 3 trials to see if it could ever solve problems in the real world.

AVOID GM MIRACLE RICE, JUST EAT A CARROT!

Golden Rice

SUMMARY: "Golden rice is a false miracle. It is a disease of nutritionally empty monocultures offered as a cure for nutritional deficiency. In fact, golden rice, if successful, will be 400% less efficient in providing Vitamin A..."

Norman Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, died on September 9, 2009. Alfred G. Gilman died on December 23, 2015. Both were Nobel laureates and now both dead. Gilman was a signatory to a recent letter condemning Greenpeace and its opposition to genetic engineering.

GOLDEN RICE PAPER PULLED AFTER JUDGE RULES FOR JOURNAL

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SUMMARY: "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is retracting a paper that showed genetically engineered rice serves as an effective vitamin A supplement after a Massachusetts judge denied the first author’s motion for an injunction against the publisher."

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is retracting a paper that showed genetically engineered rice serves as an effective vitamin A supplement after a Massachusetts judge denied the first author’s motion for an injunction against the publisher.

JOURNAL RETRACTS STUDY ON BENEFITS OF GMO RICE

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SUMMARY: "Golden Rice, often touted as a shining example of the benefits of genetic engineering, might not be as golden as originally thought."

Golden Rice, often touted as a shining example of the benefits of genetic engineering, might not be as golden as originally thought.

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