University of Tennessee researchers found that when they sprayed sweet corn fields with herbicide, the kernels had higher levels of the nutrient carotenoid than unsprayed fields.
The nutrient fights eye diseases, such as macular degeneration.
They plan to conduct further reseracher to see herbicides other than mesotrione, the one they used, produce the same results and if other vegetables react similarly.
Mesotrione is marketed as Halex by Syngenta Crop Protection.
Also involved are researchers from Alabama, Virginia and Illinois.
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