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Food Biofortification—Reaping the Benefits of Science to Overcome Hidden Hunger

An estimated 2 billion people in the developing world suffer from the effects of micronutrient malnutrition, widely known as hidden hunger.

Preschool children, adolescent women, and in general, women of reproductive age are most vulnerable due to their higher requirements for rapid growth and reproduction, respectively.

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Food Biofortification-Reaping the Benefits of Science to Overcome Hidden Hunger

Issue Papers – IP69 – October 2020 Download Publication Download Ag quickCAST Student Study Guide Q&A from the October 17, 2020 Webinar Biofortification is a process of increasing the density of minerals and vitamins in a food crop through conventional plant breeding, transgenic techniques, or agronomic practices.

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