Podcast: How $100 Million Could Help Solve ‘Hidden Hunger’

Given the ambitious goal of the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million grant competition — to find and fund a feasible, long-lasting solution to a major global problem — Harvest Plus’s place among the eight semifinalists should come as no surprise.

“On the Road to 1 Billion:” Podcast Features Howdy Bouis of HarvestPlus

This episode from the Nourishing Millions podcast series features Howarth "Howdy" Bouis, 2016 World Food Prize Laureate and HarvestPlus founder.

New Review Affirms Nutritional Impact of Iron-Biofortified Crops

A review of current evidence on the nutritional impact of iron-biofortified staple crops reinforces the findings and strength of the existing research. The review affirms that regular consumption of these high-iron varieties, including beans and pearl millet, reduces iron-deficiency in vulnerable population groups such as school children and non-pregnant young women.

Dietary diversity and biofortification – Closer than you think

Some 2 billion people suffer from hidden hunger caused by infections and diets lacking in essential micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron, and zinc. This is particularly the case in the developing world, where diets mainly consist of starchy staples and not enough nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans and pulses, and animal source >> Read more