Food System Strategies for Preventing Micronutrient Malnutrition

Journal Articles
Sectors:
Agriculture, Nutrition
Organization:
Food Policy
Author:
Dennis Miller and Ross Welch
Region:
Global
Resource Publication Date:
July, 2013
Content Format:
Text

The goal of this paper is to identify deficiencies in the food system that lead to micronutrient malnutrition and explore and evaluate strategies for its prevention. The authors examine the impact of agricultural practices on micronutrients in the food supply, including cropping systems, soil fertility, and animal agriculture. They then discuss the potential of biofortification as a means to reduce micronutrient deficiency, as well as the impact of food losses and food waste on micronutrients in the food supply. Of particular note is a diagram showing Factors affecting conentration and bioavailabilities of micronutrients in human diets.

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