Seth T. Lawrence

Seth T. LawrenceClass of 2014
Note & Comment Editor, Volume 39
Staff, Volume 38

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Giving Bioethics Bite: A Look at What Underlies the Golden Rice Study Scandal

Professor Anne-Marie Duguet, M.D., Ph.D. (in law) visited the University of North Carolina School of Law from l’Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France to address the recent controversy in China surrounding a study done on children and genetically modified rice. Specifically, Tang et al (“Tang”) performed a study on the nutritional value of Golden Rice – genetically modified rice that is rich in ß-carotene as a source of vitamin A, a vital nutrient for children – in the Hunan province of China. Seventy-two children from the ages of six to eight were subjected to the study. The children were then split into two randomized groups: a control group that ate natural foods high in ß-carotene and vitamin A and a test group of children who ate Golden Rice.


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