Hmm, looks like the USDA has once again proven their omnipotent and everlasting stupidity by throwing their support and approval behind this fucking Amalgam . Chances are I can think of about 1,000 ways to improve rice nutrition in my spare time and given enough genetic material, time and funding I could carry through those improvements. Guess how many of those would involve fucking with the genome of rice by inserting human DNA? None. Duh, Winning! (Thanks Charlie!)
In the long sad history of stupid that is Genetic Modification (and the subsequent approval there of by the Unites States Department of Monsanto, yeah I said it) never once did I think that anything using human genes would actually get approved for large scale testing. Let's get two things straight; one, the danger is ever present to anyone with half a brain to think them through (Prions anyone? Also, human and plant diseases now having the opprotunity to evolve and become one and the same?) and number 2; last time I checked the genomes and reproductive organs of rice and humans were different enough that even if some perv molested a field of rice we'd never have to worry about such a mutant progeny of bastardized human gene bearing rice grains affecting our food supply and subsequently our daily health.
I'd love nothing more than to see this shit burned to the ground. Thank you Anheuser-Busch for boycotting this increadibly irresponsible move, shit like this new GM Rice drives casual drinkers such as myself to your product more than ever!