Feeling a little calcium-deficient? How’s about a carrot? Scientists at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine have genetically modified the vegetable so that it enables better absorption of calcium, according to a Fox News article titled “Texas Scientists Unveil ‘Super Carrot’.”
Researchers in Texas say they’ve developed a so-called ‘super’ carrot that helps people absorb more calcium. They hope by adding the vegetable to a normal diet, it could help ward off conditions such as brittle bone disease and osteoporosis.
Apparently the new “modified” carrots (doesn’t that sound so much nicer than “genetically enhanced”?) allow you to absorb 41 percent more calcium than natural carrots. Though the site Truemors points out that if scientists were really concerned about kids liking the new carrots, they should have “modified the way it looks and tastes as well.”