[P2P-F] Fwd: Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and "Metabolic Meltdown"

Michel Bauwens michel at p2pfoundation.net
Fri Oct 27 16:17:26 CEST 2017

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From: Jonathan Latham <jrlatham at bioscienceresource.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 11:23 PM
Subject: Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and
"Metabolic Meltdown"
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Dear Friends and Colleagues

Published today (Wednesday, Oct 25th) on *Independent Science News*

*Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and
"Metabolic Meltdown"*
by Allison Wilson, PhD

*Synopsis*: For nearly 20 years, GMO Golden Rice has been promoted as a
potent tool to alleviate vitamin A deficiency. Golden Rice has never been
commercialised, however, and its failure to reach the market has been
blamed on “over-regulation” and on “anti-GMO” opposition. Recent research
by Indian scientists shows that introducing Golden Rice transgenes
had unexpected detrimental effects. Their high yielding and agronomically
superior Indian rice variety became pale and stunted, with yields so
reduced it was unsuitable for cultivation (Bollinedi *et al*. 2017). This
research has obvious implications for Golden Rice, particularly by
suggesting that nutritionally useful GMO Golden Rice may be an
impossibility. As Dr Wilson explains, it also throws a substantial shadow
over the general feasibility of nutritional enhancement by GMO technology.

If you like this article please share and distribute widely.
Yours sincerely


Jonathan Latham, PhD
Executive Director
The Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA


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