By 2002, Golden Rice was technically ready to go. Animal testing had found no health risks. Syngenta, which had figured out how to insert the Vitamin A
"…the delayed application of Golden Rice in India alone has cost 1,424,000 life years since 2002" The hysteria around genetic modification has resulted in real death, real blindness and real misery so that science-deniers can bask in their power. Of course, it is poor people who are most affected so they don’t matter, because the intellectual snobbery of people who don’t understand science must be lauded above everything else. H/t to Ann Godridge for the link.
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