in India: Let us say "no" to it.
Breeding strategies for biofortified staple plant foods to reduce micronutrient malnutrition
Specific investments and programmes are also needed to effectively reduce micronutrient malnutrition
. Possible avenues for directly reducing deficiencies are programmes that distribute nutrient supplements to the most deficient people, mass fortification of commonly consumed foods and condiments, and biofortification.
"With over 2 billion people in the world suffering from micronutrient malnutrition
, we need to find sustainable ways to improve absorption of iron, zinc, vitamin A, and iodine.
Although continued population growth makes it imperative to continue increasing total agricultural production, focusing only on caloric output will worsen micronutrient malnutrition
. In parts of Ethiopia, malnutrition has persisted despite heavy investments in agricultural infrastructure that have produced significant increases in the production of staples.
They said that Food Fortification Programme (FFP) was established to provide support to industry to adequately fortify wheat flour and edible oil or ghee in Pakistan, considering micronutrient malnutrition
as major public health challenge in Pakistan.
The factors which are rampant in the country include food insecurity, micronutrient malnutrition
, inaccessibility to clean water and health services, feeding and care practices, lack of women's education, and poverty,' she says adding these can be found all over the country and are not region specific.
(MNM) is a widespread disease in both industrialized and developing countries but is adversely affecting the latter.
He said the topic was relevant because the National Nutrition Survey indicates that stunting, wasting and micronutrient malnutrition
are endemic in Pakistan.
She said, Under-nutrition, including micronutrient malnutrition
, is one of the main causes of impaired physical and mental development among infants and children.