Allow Golden Rice to save lives

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Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) has killed millions of children in less-developed countries for at least the last three decades—roughly 2 million annually in the early 1990s alone. Although the number is declining, it was estimated to be 266,200 at the start of the millennium. The consumption of the genetically modified rice variety known as Golden Rice offers a potent and cost-effective strategy to combat vitamin A deficiency……

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