Regarding this story's headline, Marie Antoinette never said it – but we do. Especially if those bananas are genetically engineered to enhance their beta-carotene content. Bananas are staple foods in Uganda, and the country recently decided to allow farmers to grow GM-crops. Hopefully, this will go a long way towards wiping out vitamin A deficiency there, where it's widespread.
In April, we brought you the story of Mark Lynas, a former anti-GMO activist who converted to supporting the technology when he observed the power of GMOs to revolutionize the third world. One
In his op-ed in Sunday s NYTimes, former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas explains his conversion to supporting biotechnology as a means of feeding the world s increasing population, many of whom are or are fated to be malnourished without higher crop yields