Rice to combat vitamin deficiency
Genetically-modified golden rice could improve lives of those in developing nations, specifically those combating severe vitamin A deficiency. It’s boosted with beta-carotene, which the body then turns into vitamin A. Deficiency in this vitamin causes blindness in a quarter to half a million children each year, the majority of which live in Asia and Africa.
Suggestion: Potatoes that actually have nutritional value
While boosting easy-to-grow vegetables with vital nutrients obviously has its benefits, let’s focus our attention on the potato. Some medical professionals say potato shouldn’t count in your daily vegetable intake because they contain high-GI carbs and minimal nutritional value. This is a travesty: roast potatoes are one of the simplest joys in life. Imagine if roast potatoes, mashed potato and even hot chips contained some kind of hard-to-find vitamin or mineral. Imagine if we had to eat potatoes every day. If you say so, doctor! *Inhales crispy potatoes cooked in duck fat*