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Biofortifying Crops

Improving Food Security for the Poorest Africans

Biofortifying Crops

Food Security for the Poorest Africans

Professor of pediatrics Mark Manary talks about using biotech to help prevent malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa.

7:00p Wed 20 Oct 2010, Oregon State University

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A decade ago, Mark Manary, a professor of pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine, developed a highly effective therapy for severe malnutrition that evolved into the non-profit organization Project Peanut Butter, which serves hundreds of thousands of children annually.

Now, as part of the Global Harvest Alliance, Manary is working to stop malnutrition before it begins, using biotechnology to make cassava — the third largest source of carbohydrates for meals around the world — more nutritious.

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