Why Food Fortification Is An Effective Way To Address Micronutrient Deficiency

PUBLISHED ON: February 22, 2021 | Duration: 2 min, 00 sec

  
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The World Health Organization defines food fortification as the practice of deliberately increasing the content of an essential micronutrient (vitamins and minerals) in food so as to improve the nutritional quality of the food supply and to provide a public health benefit with minimal risk to health. Usually, staples are fortified so as to reach a larger population. But is food fortification a good way of inculcating micronutrients in one's diet and address the problem of malnutrition?
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