Gwynne Dyer: Golden rice and the necessity of genetically engineered crops
Published 4 April 2013 by Gwynne Dyer
Fourteen years ago, scientists developed a genetically engineered version of rice that would promote the production of vitamin A to counter blindness and other diseases in children in developing countries. In a few months, the Philippines will become the first country to start giving “golden rice” out to its farmers. Bangladesh and Indonesia will follow suit soon, and India is seriously considering it.