Orange sweet potato champions biofortified foods in Africa

Written by Charis Cook One of the important ways that plant scientists are working to improve the lives of malnourished people in developing countries is through the development of staple crops that improve human nutrition. The most successful of these…

Biofortification of cassava makes real progress thanks to SNP detection methods

A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in a Phytoene Synthase Gene can Simplify Provitamin A Biofortification of CassavaRalf WelschISB NEWS REPORT MARCH 2011The need for biofortification of staple cropsMillions of poor people rely on staples to meet their daily calorie requirements. The…

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