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Iodine biofortified tomatoes: Alleviating iodine deficiency in Pakistan

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Healthy and well-balanced diet is necessary for a healthy Pakistan. Poor nutrition and insanitary livelihood affect the health of children as mineral deficiency causes malnutrition, also called as "HIDDEN HUNGER". Approximately 1200 children under the age of five years die each day in the country and more than 1/3rd deaths are due to malnutrition. Daily calories should be carefully met; deficiency of any essential dietary elements causes health problems, like iodine deficiency,…Read More

Biofortified wheat-a doozy option

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GLOBALLY micronutrient deficiencies are leading to an increased incidence of morbidity and mortality rate particularly amongst the children - the weakest link in the chain. According to human nutritionists, this worldwide "hidden hunger" can be managed by diversified diet including fruits, vegetables, pulses, fish and meat etc., but such luxury is unaffordable for a large proportion of population in developing countries like Pakistan. The second best approach is by way of nutrient-…Read More