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Mark Lynas » Golden promise: How ‘biofortification’ could soon be saving hundreds of thousands of lives

Despite the rapid progress made towards reducing poverty in many developing countries in recent years, high rates of malnutrition persist – and Vitamin A deficiency remains a persistent challenge. One cause for optimism is that new approaches to ‘biofortification’ are beginning to offer hope of improved strategies with the potential to save tens to hundreds […]

PressTV – Western monopoly hinders sound policies on GM foods across Africa: Eyman Osman

Genetically Modified (GM) foods are a viable solution for struggling African countries if Western monopolies are eliminated, a prominent scientist tells Press TV. via PressTV – Western monopoly hinders sound policies on GM foods across Africa: Eyman Osman.

Burkina Faso cotton output soars 57.5 pct due to GMOs -producers | Reuters

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Cotton production in Burkina Faso, one of the first countries in Africa to approve genetically modified cotton, jumped 57.5 percent in 2012-2013 due to an increase in GMO crops, the producers’ association said. via Burkina Faso cotton output soars 57.5 pct due to GMOs -producers | Reuters.

Skepticblog » GM Crops Overregulated?

Genetically modified (GM) crops are the target of significant worldwide controversy, to the greatest extent in Europe but also in the US and elsewhere. Are the concerns over GM crops justified by the science? What is the proper balance between the precautionary principle and making potentially improved crops available to a hungry world? via Skepticblog […]

Genetically modified crops are overregulated, food science expert says

Genetically modified crops are overregulated, food science expert says.

GM food: Golden rice will save millions of people from vitamin A deficiency. – Slate Magazine

GM food: Golden rice will save millions of people from vitamin A deficiency. – Slate Magazine.

A Golden Rice Opportunity by Bjørn Lomborg – Project Syndicate

SÃO PAULO – Finally, after 12 years of delay caused by opponents of genetically modified (GM) foods, so-called “golden rice” with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines. Over those 12 years, about eight million children worldwide died from vitamin A deficiency. Are anti-GM advocates not partly responsible? A Golden Rice Opportunity by Bjørn […]

Anti-technology Bias: A Case Study – Forbes

Anti-technology Bias: A Case Study – Forbes.

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food – Greg Jaffe – The Atlantic

What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Food – Greg Jaffe – The Atlantic.

Waste not, want not

Consumers buy with their eyes. It’s one of those universally accepted common-sense human behaviors. Sometimes, however, this habit can create unintended issues, such as contributing to food waste. via Waste not, want not | Arctic Apples

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