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Traits in Agriculture » Enhanced Nutrition

  Posting date: February 05, 2014
Questions Persist over the Golden Rice Campaign
Testbiotech puts forward compelling reasons as to why Golden Rice is losing credibility as its proponents continue to fail to address the burning question of whether it can actually combat VAD and the risks associated with its cultivation and consumption
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  Posting date: October 17, 2013
Golden Rice and the Children of the Poor
This article provides a developing country perspective on the issue of Golden Rice, which is genetically engineered to produce betacarotene, a precursor to vitamin A.
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  Posting date: June 06, 2011
Problems with Nutritionally-Enhanced Plants
This study highlights the lack of rigorous assessment and regulation of nutritionally-enhanced GM plants that could have potential harmful effects on human health.
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  Posting date: September 27, 2006
GM Crops for Health?
New GM crops are being promoted for nutritional or health benefits. However, overdose of many single nutritional factors can be toxic, and hence food crops genetically modified to overproduce single nutrients could be public health hazards.
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  Posting date: June 27, 2005
Genetically Engineered Rice: Not Sustainable Agriculture
Greenpeace in citing experiences of other GE crops, believe that GE rice could cause harm to the environment and could prove costly for farmers. GE rice threatens the endangered populations of wild rice in Asia and could cause long-term damage to rice div
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  Posting date: June 22, 2004
The "Golden Rice": An Exercise in How Not to do Science
A scientific critique by Dr Mae Wan Ho of the Institute of Science in Society, UK of 'Golden Rice' - GE Vitamin A rice. It examines the flawed scientific/social rationale of the 'Golden Rice', and also the explains why it poses risks.
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