Tanzania makes agriculture a top development priority

Africa is awash with talk about how to improve agriculture, ensure food security and reduce the toll of malnutrition. Tanzania is one of a few countries where population growth continues to exceed reductions made in malnutrition and maternal anemia.

GM food fight: Why the Gates Foundation wants to make rice golden

Imagine if you could prevent hundreds of millions of children from blindness, half a million from dying and others from suffering all other sorts of malnutrition maladies by simply dropping a missing vitamin in their daily bowl of rice. That’s essentially what scientists, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hope to accomplish with a new form of rice dubbed ‘golden rice.’