NC researchers map sweet potato genome to fight hunger in Africa

by Jess Clark

sweet potatoesBill and Melinda Gates have big plans for the sweet potato. When it comes to that orange veggie, North Carolina has a green thumb. The state is the country’s largest producer of sweet potatoes. The Gates Foundation recently gave N.C. State University $ 12.4 million to help breed a better sweet potato for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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