Patrick Moore campaign spokesman for Golden Rice Now

Posted on January 16, 2014

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Patrick Moore, the co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace, now focuses on promoting sustainability through science. He is currently leading a campaign to end the blocking of Golden Rice by environmental organizations. In some parts of the developing world, diets consist mainly of rice and little else, leading to malnutrition. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness, and eventually death. Golden Rice was created to help combat this. The rice has been genetically modified to contain beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. Just 75g of Golden Rice would supply the daily dietary requirement. Learn more about Golden Rice Now.