posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 09:20 AM
reply to post by Grimpachi
What is wrong with potatoes. They are more balanced than rice and easy to grow. China is using a lot more potatoes now because they have learned
that potatoes are a better source of nutrition than rice. There is no long term proof that this golden rice is good for people. What about the
occurance of future Phenylketonuria. If our bodies do not recognize the rice properly than it may not be good for us. A two year study is nothing.
What is the antinutrient level of this rice, what are the phytate and phytic acid levels. Look at brown rice, they use it as a medicine in some
cultures because of it's anti-nutrient levels. Does their testing test for everything. Are the nutrients in this rice actually bio-available to
humans in a proper way? What about those with allergies, is five percent death acceptable? Well, five percent death from overeating any food long
term is usual I suppose.
Even potatoes need to have companion foods when eaten, they need vitamin K. They also need butter or oleo. I will not believe research that has
parameters on it without seeing evidence of testing outside the parameters.
Golden Rice may be all right, but any GMO product needs long term small population testing, not just a couple of years as an occasional addition. You
are talking about making this a big part of people's diet in these countries that are poor, that is a big difference than eating it once a week. Ask
the Chinese what they think of it, they have been eating rice for a long time.
They didn't like the testing done in China, here is a piece of an article...In December of last year, the Chinese government that it was punishing
several China-based researchers who were involved in the study, removing them from their jobs. According to the government, the researchers didn't
obtain proper approvals before carrying out the study. Here is the source.
It sounds like deceit in telling people what they were eating was being used.
Have at it, eat all of the golden rice you want. Let me know how you feel in twenty years, then I may introduce it slowly into my diet. Or have you
even eaten this rice yet....Would you actually eat this rice as thirty percent of your diet or do you just believe that the starving people should
This is just a discussion, I do not have ill feelings because of your beliefs, I just do a lot of research on the problems associated with changing
the diet too fast.