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why biofortification is essential to the modern agricultural technology ?

why biofortification is essential to the modern agricultural technology ?

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Simran Vinaik
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4 years ago
Biofortification is the scientific idea of increasing nutritional value of crops through modern biotechnology techniques.As malnutrition is one of the major problem in worldwide; these bio fortification programme along with conventional breeding and nutritional modification have become first choice of researchers. Examples of biofortified crops are:
  • iron-biofortification of rice, beans, sweet potato and legumes;
  • zinc-biofortification of wheat, rice, beans, sweet potato and maize;
  • provitamin A carotenoid-biofortification of sweet potato, maize.
  • amino acid and protein-biofortification of sourghum.

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