Can Farmers Adapt?
"Farmers in general are neither in favour of, nor against GM crops. They adopt whatever technologies promise them lower production costs, increased productivity or products of higher value…farmers in developing countries benefit from their cultivation.
--Luis Herrera-Estrella and Ariel Alvarez-Morales are at the Departamento de Ingeniería Genética de plantas, Centro de Investigación y Estudios
“GM seeds and the pesticides used with them are much too expensive for Africa’s small farmers. Those who promote this technology in developing countries are completely out of touch with reality.”
--Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth Nigeria and Chair of Friends of the Earth International
...Do you agree, disagree or come in somewhere in the middle?
"Golden Rice could probably supply 50% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin A from a very modest amount—perhaps a cup—of rice, if consumed daily.
--American Society for Nutrition
"GE Golden Rice is an expensive research experiment. It is the least developed and most ecologically dangerous way to address vitamin A deficiency. In the long term, the single-crop approach of GE rice may be a serious threat to food security. "
...so is it still a golden product or not?