Bill Gates joins the support for biotech bananas
Published 21 October 2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently committed $10 million to help produce vitamin A enriched bananas in sub-Saharan Africa. The money will back a project at the Queensland University of Technology headed by professor James Dale.
Bill and Melinda Gates have been strong advocates of biotechnology in the effort to address world hunger,” said Lorne Hepworth, president of CropLife Canada, an agricultural trade association. “They recognize that with science, we can ensure millions of people in developing countries have access to adequate nutrition. This project is another step in opening the world to the significant advances genetically modified foods can play in a serious global issue.”