More noise from Michael Pollan found here (and I have written on here). He suggests that the poor could get a more varied diet and avoid the affects of a vitamin poor diet (such as vitamin A deficiency) by planting “greens in pots around their houses…” That way, we would not need to employ Golden Rice.
In order to reduce vitamin A deficiency, Michael Pollan suggests “[We should] encourage [the poor] to plant squash or greens in pots around their houses or around the edges of fields.” Because, “Sometimes there’s a really boring way to achieve the same thing.”
Brilliant! Now why didn’t researchers think of that? Perhaps, because:
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken
Once again, let’s listen to Dr. Florence Wambugu: