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by Julie Fidler
Posted on October 21, 2015
 Scientists in Bangladesh are preparing to conduct field tests of Golden Rice, the world’s first genetically engineered, vitamin A-enriched rice, before putting into production. The crop is being touted as one answer to the problem of micronutrient deficiencies around the world, but an Indian scientist (among others) is warning that Golden Rice poses a serious threat to human health. [1]

According to the Golden Rice Project, vitamin A deficiency is prevalent among the poor whose diets are primarily composed of rice and other carbohydrate-rich foods containing too few micronutrients. The situation is especially dire in Southeast Asia and Africa. About 250 million preschool children are affected by vitamin A deficiency (VAD). The group says that providing children with vitamin A could prevent about a third of all under-5 deaths.

Enter, Golden Rice.

The Golden Rice Project writes on its website:

“Rice containing provitamin A could substantially reduce the problems described above. This can only be achieved using genetic engineering because there is no provitamin A in the rice seeds, even though it is present in the leaves. Thousands of rice varieties have been screened for this trait without success. Existing coloured rice varieties contain pigments that belong to a different chemical class.”

The site continues:

“Biofortified crops, like Golden Rice offer a long-term sustainable solution, because they do not require recurrent and complicated logistic arrangements once they have been deployed.”

Renowned Indian scientist Dr. Tusher Chakraborty has another view of this supposedly miracle crop, however. While speaking to the UNB at a workshop on Food Security and Modern Biotechnology on October 10, Dr. Chakraborty said that Golden Rice “may carry traces of retinoic acid derivatives which may cause teratogenicity – that means birth defects in general.”

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3 Comments:

  • Sicuramente nessuno intende aiutare chi soffre, specialmente le multinazionali che sono la causa principale di ogni disgrazia sociale mondiale- Ormai dovrebbe essere chiaro a tutti che tali “entita” malefiche intendono solo avvelenare il maggior numero possibile di persone- In qualsiasi modo, vaccini, modifiche genetiche su cibo, acqua e aria, piu’ una serie infinita di altri espedienti altamente nocivi per tutti, Avvelenano sistematicamente la natura portando avanti un piano di riduzione della popolazione mondiale – NWO Lo dicono chiaramente, tanto che hanno anche eretto monumenti a queste intenzioni-

    • I apologize for not responding in Italian. I am fluent in English, Spanish and rudimentary command of the French language. Italian I have not gotten around to. I hope soon to be able to work on it seriously. 🙂

      I agree that what they are doing is criminal and it is well known from the facts that slip through the cracks that they are well aware of the harm they are doing to human and animal alike. Unfortunately for us our politicians and public servants are far too greedy. These corporations have enough money to buy these greedy souls.
      Government (most governments, at least)cannot be looked to for help. This matter lies in our hands ( The hands of the People of the World). Unless we as a collective voice say Enough is Enough this will continue. The Agro-Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies are poisoning our environment, our children and our bodies. It has become clear that unless we rise up and say NO to these poisons they will continue.
      There have been ( I believe) 19 European countries that have banned GMO crops and now the EU and their corrupt greed driven leaders have found a way to use EU laws to prevent these countries from an outright ban. They have circumvented not only the voice of the people but the sovereignty of each Nation. Will it be allowed to stand? Only time will tell. I truly hope that we can achieve their annihilation, for it is the only way we will begin our recovery from this poisoning of nature that they have perpetrated upon our world.

      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to share your thoughts 🙂

      Hanno una magnifica serata e grazie ancora ( perdoni il mio cattivo italiano )

      Arrivederci 🙂


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