Scientists square off against activists over Golden Rice

It is an unusual scene, which took place January 23 in front of the Greenpeace-quarters in Brussels: For once demonstrated not the Environmental Protection Agency for their concerns, but scientists and activists – against Greenpeace. The action is part of a large-scale campaign throughout Europe. The organizers of the protest want to put the record straight in the “battle of opinions” with Greenpeace on a subject that moves the minds for 14 years: Golden rice.

It is enriched with vitamin A variety that (glows) looks yellow. It was developed by a research team from Switzerland and from Germany in 1999, and would  be ready for the market for years – but unfortunately it is still waiting for approval. The reason: the scientist Ingo Potrykus (ETH Zurich), and Peter Beyer (University of Freiburg) have created golden rice with genetic engineering.

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