bottom_box bottom_box The tens of millions of dollars invested in the development and promotion of GE 'Golden' rice would have been better spent on existing solutions for vitamin A deficiency.
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We don’t need genetic engineering to address vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin fortification of foods can be achieved through conventional or smart breeding. For example, pro-vitamin A enriched maize and sweet potato already exist.

Ecological farming, together with existing solutions for vitamin A deficiency, can contribute to a diverse diet and benefit peoples’ overall health. Solutions to vitamin A deficiency already exist and are being implemented...