USA: Scientists working on GM wheat to fight heart disease
A research team at Kansas State University is attempting to cultivate a variety of genetically modified wheat with higher levels of antioxidants, which it is believed play a role in combating heart disease. Whole grain wheat contains antioxidants, which help the body fight the impact of harmful free radicals. Varieties that are naturally high in antioxidants have been identified by the scientists at Kansas, and they now hope to produce GM varieties with even higher levels.
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