GM Golden Rice Flops In New Trial, Mutant Plants Reduces Crop Yield

gm golden riceBrandon Turbeville

Natural Blaze
After millions of dollars and untold amounts of hype, the GM Lobby’s favorite crop is demonstrating itself to do the opposite of what it was allegedly intended to do.

As evidenced by a new study, Golden Rice, which was engineered to produce the precursor of vitamin A (carotenoids) has shown extensive abnormalities in growth as well as reduced grain yield.

The researchers named several reasons for the poor performance of Golden Rice, one of which being, that the new gene interferes with the plant’s gene that produces growth hormones. In addition, the new gene was not solely active in the kernels as it was intended, but also in the leaves. Both issues caused a substantial reduction in the amount of chlorophyll which is essential for the life of the plant.

Interestingly enough, these unintended effects were not detected in previous experiments. And Golden Rice was advertised as being a crop that would be genetically stable.

For years, Golden Rice has been hyped by the GMO lobby, Big Ag corporations and the “charitable” NGO community as the miracle that would save the third world from vitamin A deficiency, blindness and starvation. But so far, as is the case with most GMO crops, golden rice has produced nothing.

Instead, it seems that years of repeating the term Golden Rice in relation to saving the world and painting anti-GMO activists as stubbornly forcing the third world to starve is mainly more effective as a PR campaign than anything else.

Big corporations and NGOs run by bankers and financiers could not care less about starvation in the third world. After all, banks and corporations are largely the reason why Africans live on a continent of unimaginable abundance yet starve to death on a daily basis.

If vitamin A deficiency is an issue and it certainly is, the answer is not to destroy the environment and genetically engineer a shaky and undependable toxic form of rice, it is quite simply to introduce a different species of rice that contains vitamin A. In many countries, it is the lack of availability of food – due to economic policy and financial interests – that is the reason so many suffer from malnutrition.

Golden Rice is not an answer to that problem – it is making that problem worse while producing good PR and billion-dollar profits from major corporations. This foolish adventure needs to be abandoned immediately and real solutions need to be examined.

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Brandon Turbevillearticle archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.



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  • ICFubar

    Back to the drawing board for the GMO corporations. In the meanwhile the rice fields need to be replanted with ‘heritage’ rice plants that do provide proper nutrition. Ditto for all the rest of GMO crops.

  • Todd Millions

    Edible “weeds” growing in the fields have carotene levels orders of magnitude higher than this inherently toxic bioweenie crap. But they are weeds not crops. Which means in reality- Not advertising whore pseudo catholic “messaging” that they don’t keep long enough for marketing. Thus supply and (captive mainly)suppliers, as well as customers for them can’t be squeezed both ways at the same time over stored stocks . An-“Un Kah chung” if you are in the monopolist manipulator cat bird seat.
    The uber nutritious weeds however, do freeze fresh very well. So Pucks of them made daily and popped into a freezer, while not useful for salads ,are fine for soups ect.
    Foliates Vitamins and hard to get amino acids are also available via the weeds in certain seasons and stages.
    Without the Syphilis/TB risks inherent in Wasko/Templeton “approved”Canadian beef.
    So its very fortuitous that we now have solar powered freezers available that use the internal ice latent chill to not require battery backup for a week at a time.
    I would be a mere matter of making these available interest free-pay back via crop sold and no market cornering in consuming cities to get a hell of a lot more bang for effort than subsidizing Bayer/Monsanto grade Nazis. On public health alone this source storage capability would be a justifiable Force Major notwithstanding-“free trade” agreements .

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