Latest Biofortification Stories
New study published in Genome shows potential for biofortification of one of the world’s most important pulse crops
Vitamin A supplements are still an effective way to reduce childhood death and disease.
The roots of cassava (Manihot esculenta) serve as the primary source of carbohydrates in the diets of people in many arid regions of the world, including more than 250 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
A new Iowa State University study has found that corn bred to contain increased levels of beta-carotene is a good source of vitamin A.
Scientists have determined how to fortify the cassava plant, a staple root crop in many developing countries, with enough vitamins, minerals and protein to provide the poor and malnourished with a day's worth of nutrition in a single meal.
Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cornell University have discovered how to amplify the vitamin A content of corn, providing a powerful new tool in the fight against deficiencies in dietary vitamin A.
Breeding rice with higher levels of iron can have an important impact on reducing micronutrient malnutrition, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition.
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