Archive for January 23rd, 2008

A New Way of Boosting Vitamin A Content of Corn Found

According to an article from the Science Daily website, a team of scientists have developed a pioneering approach towards boosting the levels of provitamin A in corn through selective breeding. Provitamin A is the nutrient that is converted to vitamin A upon being consumed. This new development will someday help improve the nutritional status of people in developing countries that use corn as a staple crop. The team that developed the novel approach is composed of scientists from Cornell Univers…