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NEW Article: "The Cost of Delaying Approval of Golden Rice." by Justus Wesseler, Scott Kaplan, and David Zilberman from ARE Update, Vol. 17, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2014


NEW Article:

Title:

"The Cost of Delaying Approval of Golden Rice."

Justus Wesseler, Scott Kaplan, and David Zilberman.

from ARE Update, Vol. 17, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2014

Abstract:

More than 250,000 children go blind every year because of Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A intake can be enhanced by consuming Golden Rice—a genetically engineered variety of rice. It was available for commercialization in 2002, but approval has been delayed. We estimate that this delay has resulted
in 600,000 to 1.2 million additional cases of blindness.

Keywords:

Genetic engineering, GE, genetically modified foods, Vitamin A deficiency

Citation:

Justus Wesseler, Scott Kaplan and David Zilberman. "The Cost of Delaying Approval of Golden Rice." Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 17(3)(2014):3.

http://giannini.ucop.edu/media/are-update/files/articles/V17N3_1.pdf