Deep-pocketed environmentalist organizations, such as Greenpeace, are continuing to attack genetically-modified golden rice in Asian countries, despite its proven ability to combat Vitamin A deficiency.
This new column mentions how mainly urban activists have physically destroyed a field trial of genetically modified rice in the Philippines.
Anti-GMO activists spread misinformation regarding the health effects of the rice, to the detriment of the children who go blind due to Vitamin A deficiency. Half of them die within 12 months.
Activists need to be truthful in their claims. They also need to begin acknowledging the health benefits of genetically modified crops. The health of residents in the developing world is at stake.