Golden Rice
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CHINA: WORRIES LINGER DESPITE APOLOGY ON GM RICE TEST

Golden Rice

SUMMARY: "Parents of students in central China who took part in a joint China-U.S. test of genetically modified (GM) rice said they still worry about possible negative impacts of the GM food on their children despite an apology from the U.S. side."

Parents of students in central China who took part in a joint China-U.S. test of genetically modified (GM) rice said they still worry about possible negative impacts of the GM food on their children despite an apology from the U.S. side.

Golden rice myths

Golden Rice

Dr Michael Hansen debunks some of the many myths promoted about Golden Rice.

There has been a lot of misinformation and just plain propaganda about Golden Rice (GR) put out in the last week or so. It is stunning that so many are talking about this topic with out even a basic understanding of the real issues. Bottom line, there are clear unanswered questions on basic efficacy and safety of GR.

GOLDEN RICE, NOT THE SOLUTION TO VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY

Golden Rice

SUMMARY: "Farmers, scientists and advocates believe that golden rice is but a “simplistic, techno-fix solution” to the prevalence of Vitamin A deficiency and there are other sustainable measures that have no negative impact on human health and the environment."

Farmers, scientists and advocates refuse to believe that golden rice would solve the problem of Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in the country.

SCIENTISTS, FARMERS, CONSUMERS SHUN GOLDEN RICE

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SUMMARY: "Members of the Resistance and Solidarity against Agrochemical TNCs (Resist Network), a broad alliance of 55 organizations and institutions that promotes natural and sustainable farming, said that golden rice is but a “public relations product of transnational agrochemical corporations to push for genetically-modified organisms (GMO).” “The so-called benefits of golden rice are not true,” Dr. Chito Medina, national coordinator of Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Masipag), said in a press conference, March 15.

CLARIFYING RECENT NEWS ABOUT GOLDEN RICE

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SUMMARY: "In February, two major stories about Golden Rice appeared in The Guardian and Project Syndicate, sparking a number of other articles. [...] we’ve seen statements that “In a few months, golden rice… will be given to farmers in the Philippines for planting in the paddy fields,” and “Finally, ‘golden rice’ with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines.” A few headlines indicate that Golden Rice is approved in the Philippines.

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