Iron-fortified bananas

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Australia's Queensland University of Technology and India's Department of Biotechnology will collaborate on the development of iron-rich GM bananas. In an interview, the project leader James Dale said  that bananas were a good vehicle for addressing iron-deficiency anaemia in a country where a large proportion of the population are vegetarians, which means that they do not get iron from a meat diet. They do however consume a considerable amount of bananas.