The scare of genetically engineered crops

People are so scared of science, man. I think a huge part of the population even in well-educated countries don’t trust the scientists very much.

Ingo Potrykus is chairman of the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board, and writes in Nature about the trouble getting golden rice out to the people who really need it: Regulation must be revolutionized.

The potential benefits of genetically engineered crops is huge. Take golden rice, which has just two genes added that adds vitamin A to the rice. The benefits to malnourished children is huge.

Read the rest at Pleiotropy.

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