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Alleviating Vitamin A Deficiency in the World


Sherry Tanumihardjo, PhD

October 21, 2010

1 hour

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Diverse diets rich in fruit and vegetables offer the ultimate sustainable solution to micronutrient undernutrition. However, poverty drives food consumption habits, and staple crops typically make up the majority of the diet of the poor.

Biofortification of staple crops with provitamin A offers a unique niche to improve micronutrient status in rural areas where supplementation and fortification efforts do not reach.