Is Golden Rice dangerous ?

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Post by mothorc » Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:30 pm

The fact is beta-carotene and its precursor-glycopene, can easily absorb in our body.
In the other hand, markergene is depend on the ability to use a special kind of sugar (not a antibiotic marker like usual)
so is Goldenrice dangerous?, I think it depend on the user.

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Post by eluned » Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:59 pm

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b1 ... fritz.html

The real question is whether Golden Rice has any value. The most optomisitc projections only estimate that consuming a normal amount of rice would supply 10% of the RDA of Vitamin A - BUT the body requires other nutrients (fats and proteins) in order to use the Vitamin A.

Nutrition experts have determined that, "a pre-school child's daily requirement of vitamin A can be met with just two tablespoons of yellow sweet potatoes, half a cup of dark green leafy vegetables, or two-thirds of a medium-sized mango; and unlike golden rice, these vegetables supply other micronutrients as well"

Why push for a GMO, when half a cup of greens has ten times the nutritional value?

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Post by Waters2 » Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:25 am

Did the Golden Rice have inside our market now?

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Post by mith » Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:22 am

Would the vitamins last longer in the rice or will it degrade quickly? Because transportation and storage-wise, it would be easier to use rice.
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Post by mothorc » Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:48 pm

now you can't find Golden rice on the market instead of it is accepted by gov

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Post by Waters2 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:10 am

As the minerals and vitamins and other nutrition double or more in this Golden rice, when we consume the rice and the concentration of the vitamins and minerals will be concentrated in our body, then this is overtaking of the vitamins and minerals and oter nutrition yet will do any harm to us? For the victims of starvation just be ok because they all lack of vitamins but for us normal and well-feed? Have they tested the GMO is safe for us to consume?
I think this GMO have the values in the poverty countries because as they all not only consume a little quantities for the enough nutriens for them and save their costs also.

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