‘Bridging Discovery and Delivery’

Bridging discovery and delivery.   This is the theme for the Micronutrient Forum 2014, which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2-6 June, 2014. The forum will bring together experts in nutrition, health, agriculture, social protection, food security and the private sector to translate the best new micronutrient research and program practices into on-the-ground action to >> Read more

Getting Nutritious Foods to People

On March 31, more than 275 high-level stakeholders from government, business and civil society will converge in Kigali, Rwanda, for a three-day consultation on ‘Getting Nutritious Foods to People.’   Nearly one in three people globally suffers from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, zinc and iron in the diet. >> Read more

Study finds that more nutritious pearl millet can meet full iron needs of children

Washington, D.C., August 12, 2013. A study just published in the, Journal of Nutrition shows that pearl millet bred to contain more iron can provide young children with their full daily iron needs. Pearl millet is an important staple food in semi-arid regions of India and Africa, where iron deficiency is widespread. Lack of iron impairs mental >> Read more

‘Superfoods’ to combat hidden hunger

Eight biofortified foods are being developed to combat nutrient deficiencies that can cause blindness and anaemia Fabiola Ortiz for IPS, part of the Guardian development network theguardian.com, Thursday 18 July 2013 09.51 EDT