Last night I had the fortune of sitting down with the leading researcher in Madagascar focused on the intersection of wildlife conservation and human health, Dr. Chris Golden from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dustin, what do you think about genetically engineered crops that can improve access to protein? For example, the Indian transgenic ‘superspuds’: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19473-transgenic-indian-superspuds-pack-more-protein.html
Great question Linda - I go into my attitudes on food GMO’s in general a little deeper in my recent blog post “Rational Genes, Reasonable Responses?” http://mythicmeats.blogspot.com/2012/08/reasonable-genes-rational-responses.html
But in sum-
-I have generally no problem with it - and certainly would encourage highly measured research projects on these super-spuds
-I do also tend to agree with GMO critics who cite the need and benefits of developing robust and diverse diets instead of fortification strategies
-I generally support a plurality of approaches to hedge our bets - these potato’s could certainly be among those we should try out!