While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, scientists in India are now convinced a new breed of potato could do the same for their nation’s poorest children.  This, according to the BBC, which recently reported that scientists at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi have created a protein-rich, genetically modified potato that could play an important role in the government’s 15 year plan to improve health care.  The new potato is created by taking a gene from a South American amaranth plant and adding it to an ordinary potato. This enhances not only the protein of the potato, but also creates substantial amounts of essential amino acids which are important for brain development. So baked, boiled, or mashed, this is one potato surely worth serving!

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