Unfortunately, Vitamin A rice is a hoax; the problem is that it will not remove vitamin A deficiency. It will seriously aggravate it. It is a technology that fails in its promise.
Unfortunately, Vitamin A rice is a hoax; the problem is that vitamin A rice will not remove vitamin A deficiency (VAD). It will seriously aggravate it. It is a technology that fails in its promise.
Source: “THE ‘GOLDEN RICE’ HOAX – When Public Relations replaces Science,” by Vandana Shiva, Seed Freedom1
By Vandana Shiva, Seed Freedom1
“Golden Rice”: A technology for creating Vitamin A deficiency.
Golden rice has been heralded as the miracle cure for malnutrition and hunger of which 800 million members of the human community suffer.
Herbicide resistant and toxin producing genetically engineered plants can be objectionable because of their ecological and social costs. But who could possibly object to rice engineered to produce vitamin A, a deficiency found in nearly 3 million children, largely in the Third World?
As remarked by Mary Lou Guerinot, the author of the “Commentary on Vitamin A rice”…
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