Nutritional enhancement in plants – green and greener

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Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2020. Nutritional enhancement in plants – green and greener. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 61 (February), pp. 122-127.

AuthorsNapier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V.

The global challenges of ensuring sufficient safe and nutritious food for all are enshrined within the Sustainable Development Goals. As our planet's population continues to grow, and as the impacts of climate change and environmental pollution become more visible to all, new solutions continue to be sought as to how best address these. Transgenic crops specifically focussed on delivering health-beneficial compounds will likely play a role in this, and this review will consider several areas where good progress has been made. In particular, the transition from basic research to commercial product is a journey that more and more projects are embarking on, hopefully leading to the fulfilment of earlier promises as to the potential of genetically modified (GM) plants to deliver improved human nutrition.

Year of Publication2020
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Journal citation61 (February), pp. 122-127
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeTailoring Plant Metabolism (TPM) - Work package 1 (WP1) - High value lipids for health and industry
Designing oilseeds for nutrition and health
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online03 Jan 2020
PublisherCurrent Biology Ltd

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