Golden rice is a genetically modified food that could save the eyesight and the lives of many young children in countries where plain rice is the dominant food.
Yet, in many nations it has been called a Frankenfood. Even so, Pope Francis has blessed golden rice. Why?
This question and other issues regarding genetically modified foods will be addressed in the second in a series of lectures sponsored by Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Branch Campus, and the Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning.
The lecture, which is open to the public, will be delivered at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Large Lecture Room (Room 107) of the Goff Health Science and Technology Building at Roane State in Oak Ridge. Refreshments will be available after the lecture. [Read more…]