Argument: GM crops can be fortified with vitamins and vaccines
Third World Could Benefit from Technology's New Green Revolution". AgBioWorld - Third World Could Benefit from Technology's New Green Revolution
GM technology has many potential applications in the Third World, the report says. Among them are:
"Golden rice" produces a large quantity of betacarotene, a precursor of vitamin A. The iron content of rice has also been increased by GM. Vitamin A deficiency causes half a million children to go blind every year, while iron deficiency causes anaemia in pregnancy, a contributing factor in one fifth of all maternal deaths after childbirth in Africa and Asia.
Morris J, Nakata PA, McConn M, Brock A, Hirschi KD. "Increased calcium bioavailability in mice fed genetically engineered plants lacking calcium oxalate." Plant Mol Biol. 2007 Jul;64(5):613-8.