Food Technology Staff

Let food be thymedicine
Greek philosopher Hippocrates’ adage of “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” may take on new meaning thanks to the application of genetic engineering to food crops. Research is looking at ways to increase the levels of micronutrients (e.g., vitamin A, iron, zinc) or their bioavailability in grains such as rice. Other research, perhaps more intriguing, is exploring the use of genetic engineering to produce crops with components of therapeuti…

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