September 12, 2012


China’s health authorities are investigating allegations that genetically modified rice has been tested on Chinese children as part of a research project.

A recent scientific publication suggested that researchers, backed by the US Department of Agriculture, fed experimental genetically engineered golden rice to 24 children in China aged between six and eight years old.

[…]Genetically manipulated Golden rice has been proposed as a solution to vitamin A deficiencyIt, & is made with a combination of genes and genetic material from viruses and bacteria, associated with diseases in plants, and from other non-food species.

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