Vol. 5, Issue 8 (2018)
Bio fortification: A new approach for combating malnutrition
Author(s): Poonam Sharma, Rehana Rasool
Abstract: Bio fortified foods is a new public health approach to solve the problem of micronutrient malnutrition especially in women and preschool children in India. Bio fortification requires a multi-disciplinary research and strategies to support the farmers and ultimate distribution of seeds. It is the development of micronutrient dense staple because staple foods predominate in the diets of the poor and reaches to low income households and delivering naturally fortified foods to people with limited access to commercially fortified foods. The bio fortified crop system is quite sustainable and has a direct linkage with the human health and nutritional problems.