It is no secret that most of my blog is devoted to news that questions the value of genetically modified technology in our food. But the issue is complicated, as are most hotly debated issues.
I can’t unequivocally say that ALL nutritional genetic engineering is bad. This is precisely why this topic is so compelling to me. We really are becoming our own gods – capable of manipulating DNA – capable of mixing and matching genetic material – capable of saving lives – capable of destroying lives. It’s a mixed bag, folks.
When it comes to vitamin A genetically engineered into rice to save whole populations from blindness and other disease – Sleuth4Health is a little more welcoming of the technology. But I need to know more, of course.
The take away is this: A singular good/bad assessment of GE technology for food is counterproductive. It’s just not that simple.
Read more about genetically engineered rice here in an article by Robin McKie at the Observer/Guardian.