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Superbananas could fight vitamin A deficiency

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Superbananas could fight vitamin A deficiency

A genetically engineered banana may help save millions of lives, Time reports. Enriched with nutrients, the fruit could counter the vitamin A deficiency epidemic that kills hundreds of thousands of children each year or causes them to go blind. The superbanana (not pictured), whose flesh is more orange than the normal cream color, will soon begin its first human trial; if successful, the fruit will be grown in Uganda by 2020.

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