Kenyans Embrace Dialogue on GMOs

A national dialogue on GM crops was held in Nairobi on April 24, signalling strong public interest in policies that enable the safe use of this technology for disease resistant cassava and other crops. Led by the Principal Secretary for Agricultural Research Prof. Hamadi Boga, and moderated by one of Kenya’s most respected media editors,…

Biofortification of field-grown cassava by engineering expression of an iron transporter and ferritin

Narayanan, Narayanan, N. et al. 2019. Biofortification of field-grown cassava by engineering expression of an iron transporter and ferritin. Nature Biotechnology 37:144-151. Abstract Less than 10% of the estimated average requirement (EAR) for iron and zinc is provided by consumption of storage roots of the staple crop cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) in West African human…

Narayanan, N., et al. 2019

Biofortification of field-grown cassava by engineering expression of an iron transporter and ferritin Abstract: Less than 10% of the estimated average requirement (EAR) for iron and zinc is provided by consumption of storage roots of the staple crop cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) in West African human populations. We used genetic engineering to improve mineral micronutrient…