Feb 13, 2023

Scientists ‘genetically edit’ bread to cut cancer-causing chemical

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Amount of toxin present in wheat, which is carcinogenic when heated, can be reduced and grown, new field study confirms Toast could soon be healthier after scientists grew a field of wheat genetically-edited to remove a cancer-causing chemical. Bread, when baked, produces a dangerous toxin called acrylamide, which is believed to be carcinogenic and when toasted is even more lethal.

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