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    Golden Rice Controversy

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    efforts, but with stricter regulations in place and in order to stay relevant, Greenpeace has moved onto current issues, such as Golden Rice in India. However, the reasoning and effects of this issue has caused widespread controversy. Greenpeace’s protest on Golden Rice is causing it to lose support as it strays from their original goal of environmental protest into popular pseudoscience. Greenpeace found its beginnings in the Cold war as the “Don’t Make a Wave Committee,” a group of people who worked together in the basement of a church to…

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    Golden Rice Pros And Cons

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    Advocates of the use of genetic engineering techniques in food contend that the benefits would promote agricultural productivity, hence increase food supplies for the growing population and assist in feeding the world as well as contribute to one’s health. One example of a nutritional health benefits is the creation of Golden Rice.” To make Golden Rice, scientists insert genes into the edible part of the rice plant (Specter 13). Golden Rice is known to be enriched with vitamin A. The terrible…

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    There are many types of rice, such as brown rice, sticky rice, and long-grain rice. They are all good for the human need, but what about the “Golden Rice”? In “Can GMOs Help End World Hunger?”, by John Robbins, the author explains how genetically engineered rice has failed to help the world hunger, and what he has discovered as the real purpose of Monsanto. At the beginning Robbins has used reliable sources to inform what was the “golden rice,” and he has well explained the advantage and…

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    In Reinhard Renneberg’s article, “Golden rice can end world hunger,” he explains his ideas on the highly controversial topic of GMO Golden Rice. He begins the article by introducing the problem: 250 million children are suffering from provitamin A deficiency, which is important for resistance against infectious diseases. Renneberg’s solution is to use Golden Rice that is genetically modified containing maize DNA, which has provitamin A. He believes this to be a strong solution because rice is a…

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    Golden Rice Effect

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    Sewing Discord: To what effect will two controversial events influence when, if ever, Golden Rice go into distribution? Subject Area: World Studies: Science, Technology and Sociology Word Count: 3945 Session: May 2016 Acknowledgements I would like to thank my mentor, Mr. McLaughlin, for his valuable and constructive suggestions during the planning and developing of this essay and for taking the time to help me with this work. I would also like to thank Ms. Emma Reed for helping to…

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    The article titled "Golden rice: Lifesaver?" was written by Amy Harmon on 8-24-13. The second article title "Genetic engineering" was written by Rajiv Shah on 9-9-13. Where & What These articles were written because of a protest by 400 people in the Philippians that did not agree with what they were doing with the rice so they smashed down high fences and pulled out all the plants they were growing. Its tells us the benefits of the rice, such as helping to prevent diseases and it can also…

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    Are Gmo Good Or Bad

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    A question that’s often asked is; what is a gmo, and how are they made? Scientist often take a gene that controls a desired trait in one plant-- less need for water, so it can survive a drought, for example-- and add it into a different plant. The end result: hardier crops, more colorful berries, even seedless watermelons and grapes (Paturel). One of gmos biggest benefits is certainly their health. Did you know that Vitamin A deficiency has killed 8 million kids in the last 12 years? Well,…

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    She cites the problem behind that to be mainly the fault of the EU and other non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. John Robbins in his article explains the arguments’ falsifiability being that Golden Rice did in fact not produce enough beta-carotene. He although, fails to indicate that neither do Non-GMO alternatives as does Saletan. Alternately, Baggott explains that it has been altered so it now produces it…

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    we could be able to provide cheap and easily grown foods to these countries. The golden rice program is a good example and also a good example of public GMOs. Low dietary intakes of iron, vitamin A, iodine, and zinc are the most damaging micronutrient deficiencies in the world. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is high among the poor, who eat mainly rice diets (Caulfield). The Golden rice project states that by genetically adding Vitamin A and zinc alone to the rice we could be able to save more than…

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    Monsanto Ethics Essay

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    accused of harming animals and appearing in pregnant women’s blood. However, all these claims have been proven to be false (Zhang, 2012). The French ban on Bt corn was rejected by the European Food Safety Authority, stating that there is no scientific evidence that there is a risk to human and animal health or the environment. 10 years of European Union-funded research came to the same conclusions about Bt safety (Zhang, 2012). The so called “Golden Rice” is however the most noteworthy example…

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