Improving human nutrition through food systems: studies in China, Colombia and Melanesia

Graham Lyons

On the 25th of June, the regular FOODplus seminar drew such a big crowd that we ran out of seats! Listen to the podcast here, about Graham Lyons on improving human nutrition through food systems.

Micronutrient deficiencies affect over half the world’s human population. Biofortification may be an important component of a food system approach to reducing micronutrient malnutrition. Agronomic biofortification involves adding such micronutrients as zinc, iron, selenium and iodine either to the soil at planting or as a foliar spray when food crops are growing.

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