Mark Lynas » Golden promise: How ‘biofortification’ could soon be saving hundreds of thousands of lives

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Great article by Nicolas Kristof in the NY Times. He writes about the promise of biofortification for saving the lives of the poor and malnourished. Children have been dying for lack of vitamin A, iron and zinc for thousands of generations. These new seeds may finally help end the scourge of…
Respected writer Jared Diamond recently published an overall excellent opinion piece in the New York Times discussing how we often obsess about the wrong things, while failing to watch for real dangers.    Jared Diamond’s Guide to Reducing Life’s Risks - NYTimes.com.   Many of us in the Plant…
Finally, after a 12-year delay caused by opponents of genetically modified foods, so-called “golden rice” with vitamin A will be grown in the Philippines. Bu for  8 million kids, the wait was too long. GM food: Golden rice will save millions of people from vitamin A deficiency. - Slate Magazine.
Check out this great post by Mary M on biofortifed. In it she reviews a new research paper that describes how the use of Bt could potentially save the lives of millions. You can download a video about the researchers and their work here. From Mary's post: "For some people, a great deal of the…