What You Need to Know
Biofortification involves breeding crops to increase their nutritional value. This can be completed through conventional breeding or through genetic engineering. The focus is to make plant foods more nutritious while the plants are growing instead of adding nutrients when the food is being processed. Biofortification is a strategy that offers great possibilities for dealing with micronutrient deficiencies in the developing world.
- Biofortification Of Staple Crops – World Health Organization
- Better Crops Better Nutrition – HarvestPlus
- Biofortification: New ‘Green Revolution’ For More Nutritious Crops – Genetic Literacy Project