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All that glitters is not Golden Rice

Farmers and consumer groups are united against the push to sell the genetically modified rice variety because of risks it poses to consumer health and farmers' livelihoods.

The Philippines and Bangladesh improved Vitamin-A levels even without help from genetically modified Golden Rice, according to Grain, an international non-profit organisation.

AS MARKETING gimmicks go, the name Golden Rice should have been a runaway success. Instead, widespread protests are being staged against the imminent introduction of this genetically modified (GM) rice in Bangladesh as well as in the Philippines, Indonesia and India because it poses risks to...

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