GMO Potatoes Provide Improved Vitamin A and E Profiles

05:34 EST 9 Nov 2017 | Genetic Engineering News

Genetically modified crops have had no shortage of controversy over the years, much of it rooted in fear and the general lack of fundamental scientific knowledge. Yet, researchers have pushed forward in developing crops that could help boost basic nutritional requirements for developing nations that rely heavily on foods that are deficient in essential vitamins. Once example comes by way of new research from investigators at The Ohio State University and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies who have developed a “golden” potato with significantly increased levels of vitamins A and E. Findings from the new study were published recently in PLOS ONE through an article entitled “ Potential of golden potatoes to improve vitamin A and vitamin E status in developing countries .”      The Research team found that a serving of the yellow-orange lab-engineered potato has the potential to provide as much as 42 percent ...

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