FDA weighs adding folic acid to corn masa to halt birth defects

Corn in La Paz markets
Corn
Image by Arthur Chapman
Corn or maize in fruit and vegtable markets in La Paz, Bolivia. Photographed on 10 June 2007.

There are many varieties of corn grown in Bolivia – some varieties dating back to the Incas. This is one species with very white flesh.

FDA weighs adding folic acid to corn masa to halt birth defects
Brigham Young University professor Michael Dunn works with Rancho Markets' Jorge Morales to make tortillas fortified with folic acid in Provo, Utah. Dunn is conducting experiments that could lead the Food and Drug Administration to allow fortification …
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