Wouldn’t it be wonderful if half a million destitute children could be saved each year from blindness and/or death from Vitamin A deficiency? Well, they can be by adding a simple GMO food to their diets known as “golden rice.”
Golden rice is not toxic. It does not genetically engineer, say, pesticide into the plant’s genes. It simply modifies rice to contain beta-carotene, a necessary nutrient often missing from the diets of the destitute in countries such as Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
Not only that, but no Monsanto. The food is being developed by the non-profit International Rice Research Institute, so that international corporations don’t make big bucks off the empty stomachs of the poor. Read more