GM potato could feed India's poor
The 'protato', which has been developed by researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, contains a third more protein than usual, including substantial amounts of the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. Lysine deficiency, for example, can impair brain development in children.
The potato is in the final stages of testing, and the Indian government is currently considering whether to include it as part of its anti-hunger plan.
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