Redditors react positively to Golden Rice approval in the Philippines
Redditors are reacting positively to news confirming that genetically modified rice has received its biosafety permit, declaring it safe for consumption by the Philippine government.
The golden rice is fortified with Vitamin A to combat malnutrition, especially among children.
While redditors welcomed the development and the benefits of BT products in the market, saying this is the perfect solution to Vitamin A deficiency which has caused the death of half a million children in the country each year.
However, there were also those who anticipated challenges from groups who are against BT crops being commercialized.
Some redditors even compared the situation the situation of vaccination with the anti vaxxers resistance to the idea.
No matter what position the public takes, at least now , there’s an option for those want to give BT crops a chance.