golden rice

"GMOs are extensively tested and subjected to a higher degree of regulatory review than any other crops."
When does "GMOS are unsafe" or "Vaccines are dangerous" or "Climate change isn't happening" go from advocacy to falsely yelling "Fire" in a theater? Has ExxonMobil crossed that line? Greenpeace? The organics industry?
Researchers are working on genetically modifying apples to be resistant to bacteria, potentially saving farmers tens of millions each year, and making them significantly cheaper for consumers--the apples would be otherwise unchanged, the same as average apples.
Can you imagine: Local Kohala boy Dennis Gonsalves working with the Gates Foundation to help save lives of the poorest of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa?
Golden rice is still not in use anywhere, because of opposition to GM (genetic modification) technology. Now two German economists have quantified the price of that opposition, in human health, and the numbers are truly frightening.
Golden Rice is no closer to solving the complex societal and public health problems underlying micronutrient deficiencies than before.
Gates' Green Revolution 2.0 could save millions of lives! But a launch this important calls for at least as much poking and prodding as that of a new operating system.