AMERICAN SCIENTISTS ENGINEER NEW SUPER CASSAVA, NOW FILLED WITH NUTRITION

BY MONICA DOBIE

A TEAM of international scientists, based at Ohio State University, USA, has genetically engineered a developing country staple root crop to contain enough vitamins, minerals and protein to feed the poor with a days worth of nutrition in a single meal.
The cassava plant (Manihot esculenta) is the primary source of calories for roughly 800 million people worldwide but although plentiful, it is composed almost entirely of carbohydrates.

Researchers from The BioCassava Plus project, engineered genes within the plant to ...


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