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Better Vision Through Plant Breeding

Reading Time: < 1 minute “We’re sort of turbocharging corn with desirable natural variation to make it darker and more nutritious,” TORBERT ROCHEFORD PROFESSOR OF AGRONOMY, PERDUE Scientists at Purdue University in Indiana have found that decreasing or increasing the function of a newly discovered gene in corn may increase vitamin A content and help reduce childhood blindness and mortality […] Read more

Food Execs Reluctant To Give Up Fried Chicken And Steak

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I grew up on a farm. I love steak” JAMES BOREL EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DUPONT Like many Americans, top food-industry executives say they try to eat healthy foods, but there are some treats they just won’t give up. Given their daily exposure to the ins and outs of the food industry, they are more aware […] Read more