Food fortification for a smarter healthier more productive world

Food fortification for a smarter healthier more productive world

More than two billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiency,  otherwise known as hidden hunger. Hidden hunger is a lack of the vital micronutrients needed to live a health life. Hidden hunger is different from hunger in that it is caused by the consumption of a diet that lacks essential micronutrients. Its impact can be devastating and long-lasting resulting in intellectual impairment, poor health and even death for those affected.

Large scale food fortification is a proven tool in preventing hidden hunger. It is one of the most effective and least costly measures we have to address this global challenge. Yet food fortification is not universally used and its benefits are not universally accessible.

 

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