Biofortified and bioavailable: The gold standard for plant-based diets

Abstract

Much of the world's population relies on a few staple foods (rice, maize, wheat, and cassava) that are poor sources of essential nutrients. Biofortification, the process of enriching the nutrient content of crops as they grow, provides a sustainable solution to malnutrition worldwide, because other methods, such as diversifying people's diets or providing dietary supplements, have proved impractical, especially in developing countries.

Citation

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2008) 105 (6) 1777-1778 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.0712330105]

Biofortified and bioavailable: The gold standard for plant-based diets

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