Golden Rice

One of our primary missions at ACSH is to inform people about risk, in particular, about theoretical or minuscule risks vs. real ones.
All over the news today is the anti-Ebola drug ZMAPP (which hasn t even been proven to work), and the difficulties in making large quantities of it. ACSH s Dr. Bloom comments, The good news is that since 52 percent of the people in the US think GM foods are unsafe, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, the maker of the drug should really only need to make half as much. Why is this? Let s take a look at how ZMAPP is made.
Scientists have now unraveled and published the genome of a variety of coffee plant called Coffee canephora, which comprises about 30 percent of the world s coffee production.
In a hard-hitting essay, Paul Driessen accuses Greenpeace and its Big Green accomplices of being threats to the health and economic well-
An editorial which appeared in The Independent this week must be commended for hitting the nail on the head in discussing the reasons why GM technology has not yet taken hold in the areas where it is needed
Genetically-engineered (biotech, GMO) crops are increasingly being utilized by farmers worldwide, with major benefits to them, and to consumers as well. One crop not being so developed: GMO wheat. Why is there none planted nor on the horizon?
Golden Rice, a genetically engineered crop enriched with beta-carotene which the body can then convert to vitamin A, has the potential to prevent blindness in populations prone to vitamin A deficiency. The WHO
A recent piece on Science 2.0 by Hank Campbell the creator of the site reflects the phony activist claims and anti-science
A world without GMO crops? A sadder, hungrier, less-green place. Thankfully, only an imaginary far.
Golden Rice is a genetically-modified food (often referred to with the shorthand GMO). Although there is no reason to suspect that this process has any innate risk - quite the contrary in fact - there is a highly vocal activist
An ad hoc organization Allow Golden Rice Now will continue its quest to end fear and agenda-driven opposition to Golden Rice with a weekend protest in Vancouver.
Enough is enough! Time to protest the protestors, by demonstrating against Greenpeace and their campaign against Golden Rice, which has prevented this lifesaving innovation from preventing the deaths of millions of children.