Golden Rice
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GOLDEN RICE - A COMPLEX TANGLE OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

Golden Rice

Advocates of Golden Rice -- a GMO rice that produces Vitamin A --
present the debate over its use a clear moral choice with only one
possible conclusion. But as Clare Westwood writes, the reality is
very different ...

After many years of research and over $100 million spent, proponents
of GR have failed to prove that it really will cure Vitamin A
Deficiency (VAD). 'Golden Rice' (GR) is rice genetically modified
(GM) to produce beta-carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A.

Its advocates claim that it provides the solution to Vitamin A

Golden Rice - a complex tangle of unanswered questions

Golden Rice

Advocates of Golden Rice - a GMO rice that produces Vitamin A - present the debate over its use a clear moral choice with only one possible conclusion. But as Clare Westwood writes, the reality is very different ...

After many years of research and over $100 million spent, proponents of GR have railed to prove that it really will cure VAD.

'Golden Rice' (GR) is rice genetically modified (GM) to produce beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A.

Golden Lies: No credibility for Golden Rice campaign

Golden Rice

After many years of development, Golden Rice is still not on the market. Initially it was thought that the commercial cultivation of Golden Rice would start in 2012. However, in 2013 this plan was once again postponed for several years, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) coordinating the project admitted for the first time in public that crucial data for risk assessment were still missing.

Status of Golden Rice

Golden Rice

“Golden Rice” is the name of a rice that has been genetically modified (GM, or genetically engineered) to produce betacarotene, which the body can convert into vitamin A. This beta-carotene gives the rice grains the yellowish colour that has inspired its name.
Golden Rice is not ready for the market yet

GM Golden Rice has been under development for over 20 years and is still being tested. It is currently being field tested in the Philippines
There are no varieties of Golden Rice, or any other genetically engineered rice, on the market anywhere in the world.

Unmasking Golden Rice

Golden Rice

There’s no denying that Golden Rice – as other genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – is an astounding scientific feat. But so was the nuclear bomb. This comparison is not a simplistic attempt to equate one with the other. But its purpose is to drive home the point that while science technology have given us countless benefits, it is a realm that, just like politics, the public must be able to critique in order for society to make informed opinions and choices.

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