“The fact that some rich countries aren’t going to take advantage of more productive or more nutritious food, that’s not any kind of problem at all,” he said. “What I would view as problematic is imposing that view on countries where the benefits are quite dramatic – in terms of avoiding crop diseases that lead to starvation, or growing crops that improve nutrition and provide vitamin A to people.”
Remember: There is nothing wrong with being a skeptic, and environmentalism is a cause worth fighting for, but you need to arm yourself with the correct information before you head out to battle. Otherwise, you could be perpetuating a great harm. Do your research and check your sources.
You don’t always have to be on the right of the political spectrum to be wrong on the science.
Update: A clarification has been added to the section about renewables and nuclear power; specifically, why solar and wind power alone can't currently power the world.
Golden Rice has the potential to be a life-saving game-changer of a crop. Aireo/Shutterstock