GM Rice Study Used Chinese Children as ‘Guinea Pigs’

The controversy came to light after Greenpeace posted on its blog a strongly worded attack on the project, describing it as turning children into “guinea pigs.” The product tested was Golden Rice.
GM Rice Study Used Chinese Children as ‘Guinea Pigs’
Chinese farmers work at hybrid rice planting field on June 20, 2006 in Changsha city, Hunan Province. Headlines in the Chinese media have been screaming about an American university conducting experiments on Chinese children using genetically modified rice. (Guang Niu/Getty Images)
Matthew Robertson
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Matthew Robertson is the former China news editor for The Epoch Times. He was previously a reporter for the newspaper in Washington, D.C. In 2013 he was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for coverage of the Chinese regime's forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience.
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