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Bill Gates-Backed "Super Bananas" Begin Human Trials


6/17/2014 7:05:16 AM

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Queensland, Australia (CBS SEATTLE) – Genetically engineered super bananas are scheduled to begin human trials in the U.S. with the aim of soon sending the vitamin A-enriched and Bill Gates-backed fruits to improve the health of millions of Africans. The Queensland University of Technology project has been in the works since 2005, and now Professor James Dale says that the project – backed by close to $10 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — is set to be one of the most significant biofortification projects seeking to improve vitamin deficiencies rampant in East African countries.

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