Discarded Food Could Be a Life Saver

Listen Now

In developing countries, a nutritious food is being thrown away. Scientists at Colorado State University just received a million dollar grant to change that. The food is rice bran. It’s the covering that distinguishes white rice from brown. And, in addition to being healthful, rice bran could save children from deadly intestinal diseases, like salmonella. Millions of children under the age of five die each year from such ailments. Joining host Ryan Warner is CSU researcher Elizabeth Ryan.

[Photo: flickr/Rowan Peter]