GMOs not needed: Brazil scientists developing lifesaving superfoods through traditional plant breeding methods


GMOs not needed: Brazil scientists developing lifesaving superfoods through  traditional plant breeding methods

Agriculture scientists in Brazil have spent the past decade developing so-called  “superfoods” that will soon become a natural alternative to genetically modified  frankenfoods grown in many countries including the United States and will  alleviate malnutrition for nearly one-third of the world’s  population.

These eight biofortified foods are expected to be widely  available to consumers throughout Brazil in less than a decade; already there is  a pilot program underway in 15 municipalities around the country

What is biofortified?

Biofortification differs from ordinary fortification because it focuses on making plant foods more nutritious as the plants are growing, rather than having nutrients added to the foods when they are being processed. This is an improvement on ordinary fortification when it comes toproviding nutrients for the rural poor, who rarely have access to commercially fortified foods.[2] As such, biofortification is seen as an upcoming strategy for dealing with deficiencies of micronutrients in the developing world.

Efforts to develop biofortified superfoods began a decade ago, when Embrapa, the  government’s agricultural research agency, began the project as part of a group  of nations seeking to develop varieties of crops that have higher concentrations  of necessary micronutrients. The department chose eight foods that are staples  in the Brazilian diet: beans, cowpeas (black-eyed peas), rice, sweet potatoes,  corn, wheat, cassava and squash.

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Comments : GMO food was introduced into the food system identifying the shortage of food in the world with the increase in population . Today this has effected millions of people as it poisons the land , animals and people . Learn the history of GMO’s to the world click here.

Article source : Naturalnews.com  , Wikipedia

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2 Responses to GMOs not needed: Brazil scientists developing lifesaving superfoods through traditional plant breeding methods

  1. Finally, legitimate large-scale efforts to solve problems without introducing new problems! Yay for natural solutions!

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