The following is an edited excerpt.
When I saw that NPR was doing a story on Golden Rice I was glad. While I could quibble with parts of it, it was overall good. Sadly, one idea went unchallenged. In the story, a Philippines-based member of the ETC Group is paraphrased saying that Golden Rice “will be more expensive and less effective than traditional nutrition programs”. A Food and Water Watch post even repeated a common claim in their headline: “Here’s Why Golden Rice Is Not A Golden Bullet”. Nothing in agriculture or social policy is a golden (or silver) bullet. So, why is Golden Rice held to this standard? Why must it work perfectly and always better than alternative solutions?
Read the full post here: The Double Standard for Golden Rice