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Iowa State study finds corn bred to contain beta-carotene is a good source of vitamin A
Date:9/8/2010

lth. So this study was conducted under ideal conditions," White said. "And so the next step -- knowing that under ideal conditions the beta-carotene can be well absorbed -- is to take it into a more field setting."

White reports that there is already a pilot program being conducted in Zambia to feed the beta-carotene, biofortified maize to young children to increase their vitamin A intake. HarvestPlus is conducting that project and supported the development of the maize for the Iowa State study.


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Contact: Mike Ferlazzo
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515-294-8986
Iowa State University
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