UK Minister: Opposition to Golden Rice Wicked


English: Golden Rice grain compared to white r...

English: Golden Rice grain compared to white rice grain in screenhouse of Golden Rice plants. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is it a clever trick of the anti-GMO movement to link Monsanto to all GMO’s?

The U.K. environment minister, Owen Paterson, has now weighed in to this debate by describing opposition to golden rice as wicked.

‘Even Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore now supports golden rice and has accused Greenpeace of crimes against humanity for opposing it…’

In the Philippines, one of the four agronomic trials was vandalized recently, just before harvest. But we’re hoping data from the remaining trials will be good enough for the regulatory authorities to give permission for the rice to be approved for use.

A Philippine petition against Golden Rice
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