黄金大米的显例

墨尔本—全球环境非政府组织绿色和平组织通常是抗议行动的领导者。上个月,它成了抗议对象。

抗议者发言人帕特里克·摩尔(Patrick Moore,他本人早先也是绿色和平组织成员)指责该组织是每年两百万儿童死亡的帮凶。他所指的是因缺乏维生素A而致死的儿童,对于以大米为主食的儿童来说,缺乏维生素A的情况很常见。

摩尔说,这些死亡都是可以预防的,只要使用“黄金大米”即可。黄金大米是一种转基因水稻,含有高量贝塔胡萝卜素。绿色和平组织和其他反对使用转基因作物(GMO)的组织宣传反对引入可在人体内转换为维生素A的贝塔胡萝卜素。

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