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Crop Tech Corner
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Oct 31, 2014 01:14 PM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

ORANGE CORN (NOT THE CANDY KIND)

Just in time for Halloween, Purdue researchers have found a way to produce corn in a spooky shade of bright orange. However, this is no party trick. The pumpkin-colored corn gets its color from a set of genes that produce high levels of provitamin A carotenoids in the kernels, which are converted to vitamin A in the human body. According to a Purdue news release, this new "biofortified" corn could be an important tool ...

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