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Incidence of iron deficiency reduced by nutrient enhanced cereal- rice

micronutrients, they will improve the nutritional status of people who consume them. This has dramatic implications.”

This feat has been accomplished by a process known as “bio fortification,” Through this plant breeders are developing staple foods with higher levels of essential micronutrients.

“In the past, we relied on supplements and fortification to overcome vitamin and mineral deficiencies,” said Howarth Bouis, director of HarvestPlus. “Now we know that bio fortification also works, giving us an additional tool in this crucial battle.”

This can be a very big step in solving the problem of micronutrient deficiency and greatly benefit the community.

A powerful statement by Zeigler summarises the entire study, “The fact that bio fortified foods can have an impact on nutritional status in humans is an enormously exciting breakthrough, It is time to shift the agricultural research agenda, and the rice research agenda in particular, away from quantity and toward better-quality food. This may be the start of a nutritional revolution-a very appropriate follow-on from the Green Revolution and one that is desperately needed by millions of the world's poor and undernourshed.”
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