Monday, May 16, 2005

Not So Golden Silence on GM Rice

Not So Golden Silence on GM Rice
(American Council on Science and Health)
The author’s words from the article abstract nicely state the research conclusions: “Farm surveys of randomly selected farm households that are cultivating the insect-resistant GM rice varieties, without the aid of experimental station technicians, demonstrate that when compared with households cultivating non-GM rice, small and poor farm households benefit from adopting GM rice by both higher crop yields and reduced use of pesticides, which also contribute to improved health” (Huang 2005).

Related: We’ve never had it so good—and it’s all thanks to science, an old Guardian article by Matt Ridley, a favorite science writer.

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