Golden Rice

This activity requires you to write a 1-page letter to the Rockefeller Foundation stating your position(The Humanitarian Board) on golden rice.In addition to the letter, you will write an additional paragraph or two or more (on a separate page) telling me what your personal position is on this issue. I suggest you read the entire case study so that you are aware of the perspectives of all the witness groups before you arrive at your decision.The Humanitarian Board for Golden Rice ▪ The Humanitarian Board is chaired by Ingo Potrykus, the co-inventor of golden rice. ▪ The aims of the Humanitarian Board include facilitating further golden rice research and the introduction of golden rice to developing countries. ▪ Other members of the Board include: Peter Beyer, also co-inventor of golden rice; Dr. Ronnie Coffman from Cornell University; Dr. Adrian, Dubock from Syngenta Corporation; Dr. William Padolina from IRRI; Dr. Ashok Seth, from the Rural Development Unit of the South Asia Region of the World Bank; and Dr. Gary Toenniessen, Director of Food Security at the Rockefeller Foundation. ▪ If you belong to this group, you will argue that golden rice research should continue to be funded because it promises significant humanitarian benefits.

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