Surinder Sud

The benefits of the bio-enriched plants have even been confirmed by the recent impact assessment studies on children and women

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Hunger | Biofortification | BS opinion

Excessive hunger, which manifests itself in starvation deaths, may be a thing of the past, but malnutrition is still widespread. Today, India is the world’s largest or second largest producer of most foods such as staple foods, legumes, fruits, vegetables and milk.

The diet of a significant part of the population is neither adequate nor nutritionally balanced. Deficiencies in proteins, vitamins, minerals, or other major or micronutrients are common. Of particular concern is the lack of nutrients like iron and zinc and vitamins like A and C, which are essential for …

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First published: Mon, September 20, 2021. 12:27 AM IST