TITLE

Biofortification -- a way forward to nourishing future

AUTHOR(S)
Zulfiqar, Usman; Munir, Hassan; Maqsood, Muhammad
PUB. DATE
August 2015
SOURCE
Technology Times;8/24/2015, Vol. 6 Issue 34, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the potential of biofortification to reducing micronutrient malnutrition, ways a person can get micronutrients including dietary diversity and addition of micronutrients to consumed food, and the technical feasibility of biofortification without compromise on productivity.
ACCESSION #
111534619

 

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