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Scientists Seek New Tools to Fight Malnutrition

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, diet, food, nutrition, malnutrition, prevention, science )

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ST. LOUIS-Missouri researchers have launched a new effort in their fight against worldwide hunger: bringing together a doctor who has long treated the malnourished with plant scientists working to improve the nutritional content of food.


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Dee C (23)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 4:35 am
"The group hopes to create a bridge from greenhouses and labs in Missouri to health centers and farms in regions where people die from malnourishment.

Three internationally known organizations based in St. Louis the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital have formed the Global Harvest Alliance. The partnership's aim is to create inexpensive, nutritionally complete food to help the world's hungry and undernourished.

Alliance researchers will look broadly at the best approaches to fight malnutrition and focus on a few of them. They'll seek to improve enriched foods already used to treat malnourishment.

In addition, the alliance aims to help testing and distribution of crops genetically modified to boost nutritional content. They hope to provide the crops cheaply to farmers to produce more nutritious foods.'

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 4:37 am
I'm interested to see the comments on this story after a few hours have passed. Aren't a lot of people here against genetically modified food?

Dee C (23)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 9:43 am
I know I am..

. (0)
Thursday July 30, 2009, 1:53 pm
We don't know the effects of genetically modfied fooods, but perhaps more research should be done, with vrious panels and not only one... It is scarey not knowing what this can do to us in the future or to the planet...

. (0)
Thursday July 30, 2009, 1:54 pm
There needs to be more reseacrg regarding genetically modified foods, not too sure what they could do to the planet and us in the long run.. It should be varified by a group of people
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