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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 3240-3245
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.401


Bio-fortification for Improving Nutritional Security
Ramesh Chand Bana1*, A. K. Gupta2, A. C. Shivran1, Ramdhan Jat1,
Ranjeet Singh Bochalya2 and Prabhoo Singh3
1Department of Agronomy, 3Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,
SKN COA, SKN Agriculture University, Jobner-303329 (Rajasthan), India
2FSR, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology,
Chatha, Jammu-180009 (J&K), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Mostly in poorer countries especially Asia and Africa, 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, also known as hidden hunger (WHO and FAO 2006). This is caused by a lack of critical micronutrients such as vitamin A, zinc, and iron in the diet. Globally Zn is now recognized as the fifth major nutrient deficiency. Hidden hunger impairs the mental and physical development of children and adolescents and can result in lower intelligence quotient, stunting, and blindness; women and children are especially vulnerable. Hidden hunger also reduces the productivity of adult men and women due to increased risk of illness and reduced work capacity. In 2008, the Lancet published a landmark series of articles on maternal and child under nutrition highlighting the extent of hidden hunger. Hidden hunger’s enormous consequences, not only to individuals but also to society through reduced economic productivity, have brought more attention to the issue recently. Also in 2008, a panel of noted economists that included five Nobel Laureates, ranked efforts to reduce-hidden hunger among the most cost-effective solutions to global challenges. One of these efforts, Bio-fortification, was ranked fifth.


Keywords: Bio-fortification, Malnutrition, Hidden hunger and Micronutrient
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Ramesh Chand Bana, A. K. Gupta, A. C. Shivran, Ramdhan Jat, Ranjeet Singh Bochalya and Prabhoo Singh. 2020. Bio-fortification for Improving Nutritional Security.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3240-3245. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.401