All That Glitters is Not Gold: False hope for 'Golden' rice

Publication - 17 March, 2005
Five years after the media hyped announcement of the development of genetically engineered (GE) 'Golden' rice, this icon of the global GE industry is still surrounded by scientific uncertainty and worse, it is distracting attention and funding from real solutions to malnutrition and Vitamin A deficiencies (VAD).

Also after five years of research there are still no answers to questions of safety for the environment and consumers. Over the same period of time, several other approaches to solve VAD have been shown to be effective.

All That Glitters is Not Gold