Enrichment of food staples through plant breeding: a new strategy for fighting micronutrient malnutrition.

Nutrition reviews

PubMedID: 8783879

Bouis H. Enrichment of food staples through plant breeding: a new strategy for fighting micronutrient malnutrition. Nutr Rev. 1996;54(5):131-7.
Taken together, mineral and vitamin deficiencies affect a greater number of people in the world than does protein-energy malnutrition. If farmers could be induced to grow commonly eaten food staple crops that fortify their seeds with essential vitamins and minerals, a significant, lower cost improvement in human nutrition might occur.