The rice is genetically enhanced to produce the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene, giving it a golden color. This vital nutrient is missing from the diets of millions of rice-dependent people in poor countries, where vitamin A deficiency leads to preventable blindness and death on a massive scale.
Sometimes anti-GM protesters piss me off.
If you think we need more tests before eating GM foods, then why destroy the tests.
If you agree with Greenpeace that the core problem is tackling vitamin A deficiency in an evidence-based way, then acknowledge that the existing treatments aren’t helping fast enough, and that we need quick fixes to save lives now, as well as long term solutions.
Not hard, is it.