July 13 - Orange Banana
Researchers in Australlia genetically engineered a new type of banana thats orange because its packed with so much vitamin A, and a lot of kids in Africa die from a vitamin A deficiency, so it could save thousands of lives a year.
A lot of people are still suspicious about GMOs, but its hard to argue that this isn't good news. They crossbred two types. One is a normal Cavendish banana, which is what youre used to seeing in the grocery stores. The other type is a smaller type from New Guinea that's extremely high in vitamin A.
The weird part is that all of the vitamin A makes the bananas ORANGE. The peel is slightly orange instead of yellow, and the part you eat is orange too.
The next step is to grow them in massive scale in Africa.