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A Volatile Stew: GMOs, childhood blindness, Vitamin A, non-profit development and more

Golden Rice grain compared to white rice (4)-20

IRRI Photos on Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

A recent article in the New York Times, Golden Rice:  A Lifesaver?, touched on a number of intertwined food concerns, including–

  • Genetically modified organisms
  • malnutrition (vitamin A deficiency) in the developing world leading to blindness and death
  • Giving away the seeds in the developing world, but retaining the patents and profits in the developed world

and more food for thought.

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