YOUTUBE – Vidéos de longue durée concernant la biofortification. IFPRI via YOUTUBE 14/10/15 Getting to One Billion Scaling Up Biofortification. DEVEX 27/02/17 The sorghum plant that could tackle blindness. Up to half a million children around the world are going blind every year due to a lack of Vitamin A in their diets.
According to the World Health Organization, Vitamin A deficiency, — which afflicts 250 million children worldwide — is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections. It is a public health problem in more than half the world’s nations, especially in Africa and Southeast Asia, affecting young children and pregnant women in low-income countries the hardest. In Kenya, scientists are tackling this problem by developing biofortified sorghum, a staple crop that has been genetically modified to contain higher levels of Vitamin A. More than 300 million sub-Saharan Africans depend on sorghum as their primary calorie source. Its drought- and heat-tolerant properties mean it is a vital crop in drought-prone countries, where irrigation is not always accessible or affordable.
Edited By Voster Muchenje, Louw Hoffman, Hettie Schonfeldt, Cletos Mapiye, Lise Korsten, Tim McAllister, Adriana Descalzo and Kim Stanford Highlights Sweet potato cultivars with high β-carotene content and appropriate agronomic traits were bred locally. Front Plant Sci. 2017 Jan 23;8:29. Biofortification in Millets: A Sustainable Approach for Nutritional Security. Introduction Nutritional security is the key to improve the health status of the world’s population as mankind is primarily dependent on plant-based diets.
Plants are the major source of nutrients essential for normal growth and development. However, half of the global population, especially people from Asia and Africa suffer from nutrition deficiency as they rely on cereal crops for food (White and Broadley, 2005; Hirschi, 2009; Zhao and McGrath, 2009). Biofortification is a food-based approach to overcome the nutrient starvation by delivering nutrient-dense crops at the door steps of poor populations (Bouis et al., 2011).
Front Plant Sci. 2013; 4: 429. Biofortification: how can we exploit plant science and biotechnology to reduce micronutrient deficiencies? Food Reviews International 26/01/16 Biofortification: A new approach to eradicate hidden hunger. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY - 2014 - Present and future of folate biofortification of crop plants. Skip to Main Content Sign In Register.
HARVEST PLUS 07/03/11 UK Government Report Notes Biofortification as "Promising Innovation" Ending hunger was one of the highlights in the report released by UK government titled "The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability".
It is stressed in the report that agriculture must be maximized to reduce hunger and implement techniques that will benefit the entire food system. The recommendations of the report include to embed "direct nutrition components with larger resource flows," especially in the current agriculture programs such as biofortification of staple crops with nutrients, which they referred to as a "promising innovation. " Visit for the rest of the story. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 2011, 174, 480–486 Iodine biofortification in tomato. Journal of food composition and analysis 2010, vol. 23, no 6 (188 p.) Study on the compositional differences between transgenic and non-transgenic papaya (Carica papaya L.)
The Open Nutraceuticals Journal, 2011, 4, 3-11 A Review on Impacts of Genetically Modified Food on Human Health. New Biotechnology # Volume 27, Number 5 # November 2010 Benefits of genetically modified crops for the poor: household income, nutrition, and health. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY - 2014 - Present and future of folate biofortification of crop plants. + Author Affiliations ↵* To whom correspondence should be addressed.
E-mail: email@example.com Abstract Improving nutritional health is one of the major socio-economic challenges of the 21st century, especially with the continuously growing and ageing world population. IFPRI - FEV 2011 - Biofortification: Leveraging Agriculture to Reduce Hidden Hunger. CSA NEWS - JANV 2013 - BIOFORTIFICATION - Lasting solutions to micronutrient malnutrition and world hunger.
Front Plant Sci. 2012; 3: 171. Iron Biofortification and Homeostasis in Transgenic Cassava Roots Expressing the Algal Iron Assim. Front Plant Sci. 2013; 4: 143. Strategies for vitamin B6 biofortification of plants: a dual role as a micronutrient and a stress. FRESH FRUIT PORTAL 12/09/12 Opinion: Biofortification is an obstacle to food justice. Opinion: Biofortification is an obstacle to food justice Send to a friend September 12th, 2012 By Gene Ethics founder and director Bob Phelps I grew up in New Zealand with the benefits of a nutritious, diverse diet of vegetables and fruit, fresh every day from our family’s kitchen garden.
Our garden was built on the peelings and scraps of past meals and soil nutrients from our hen house and the neighborhood. The United Nations and its Special Rapporteur on Food Olivier de Schutter, assert the universal human right to nourishing foods so everyone can be healthy and achieve our full potential.
J. Agric. Food Chem. 12/07/13 Mineral Biofortification Strategies for Food Staples: The Example of Common Bean. Departamento de Ciencias Agrícolas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Palmira, Valle, Colombia, and Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, United States J.
Agric. Food Chem., 2013, 61 (35), pp 8287–8294 DOI: 10.1021/jf400774y Publication Date (Web): July 12, 2013 Copyright © 2013 American Chemical Society *E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstract. CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 101, NO. 8, 25 OCTOBER 2011 Research Positions in Tomato Functional Genomics and Metabolomics. At University of Hyderabad, we are having a vibrant group on Tomato Functional Genomics, which is working on TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes),Insertional Mutagenesis, proteomics and fruit ripening in tomato.
Some of the current aims of the group include using reverse genetics to isolate tomato mutants delayed in ripening, having high lycopene and folate content in tomato fruits and analysis of light and hormonal signal transduction pathways. For recent publications of the group see (Plant Physiol 156: 1424-1438; Molecular Plant 3: 854-869; Plant Methods 6: 3; Plant Methods 5:18; Plant Signaling and Behavior 5:11.). Currently we have research associate positions available under “Tomato Metabolome Network” (ToMaNet) funded by Dept of Biotechnology under following projects entitled “Biofortification of tomato by targeted manipulation of the biosynthetic pathways” under supervision of Prof. R.P. Food Nutr Bull. 2011 Mar;32(1 Suppl):S31-40. Biofortification: a new tool to reduce micronutrient malnutrition.
OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR AGRAROKONOMIE - 2011 - Biofortification: Consumer Surplus derived from Experimental Auctions. IFPRI - 2011 - Biofortification: Leveraging Agriculture to Reduce Hidden Hunger. Applied and Environmental Soil Science Volume 2012 (2012), Managing the Nutrition of Plants and People. EOLSS_NET – 2010 - Gmo-technology and malnutrition - public secteor - responsability and failure. IFPRI - AVRIL 2010 - The potential of biofortification of rice, beans, cassava and maize throughout Latin America. FERTILIZER_ORG - 2011 - Yield and Biofortification of Spinach and Rice using Seed‐Core Zinc Technology. LEVERAGING AGRICULTURE FOR IMPROVING NUTRITION - FEV 2011 - Biofortification: Leveraging Agriculture to Reduce Hidden Hunger. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World - 2010 - Biofortification of cereals with zinc and iron.
19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World - 2010 - Technical aspects of zinc and iron analysis in. CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES 30/09/11 Biofortification: A Partial Solution to Global Malnutrition. In September, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reported that food prices are 26 percent higher than a year ago and that the prices for staple grains, the main foods for the world’s poor, are 36 percent higher than 12 months ago. Oxfam International warned that since late 2010 high food prices have forced millions into poverty and that the world’s hungry could again surpass 1 billion. In the United States and Europe, the impacts of these high prices have been minimal. American families, for example, spend on average 13 percent of their disposable incomes on food.
As prices rise, families adjust their purchases toward less expensive or alternative products. In the developing world, such options seldom exist. As families near the poverty level are forced to restrict their food purchases to staples, their nutrition levels decline, and the incidences of micronutrient malnutrition, already high, begin to rise even more.
Ambassador William J. GMO-SAFETY 19/10/11 Biofortification: Plants instead of pills. Oct 19, 2011 Focus Print Send Add comment New challenges for plant breeders Millions of cases of illness and death, especially in developing countries, are caused by a lack of micronutrients like vitamins and trace elements. For this reason, nutritional supplements and industrially fortified foods are distributed in many developing and emerging nations. Golden Rice: The grains contain beta carotene, also known as provitamin A because it is the most important of the substances converted into vitamin A. Manioc, or cassava, is the most important staple crop in some parts of Africa. Sorghum fortified with micronutrients is due to be available as seed for farmers in 2017/18. Australian and African scientists are developing bananas fortified with micronutrients.
Widespread deficiency symptoms and their consequences Vitamin A deficiency: increased susceptibility to infection, blindness. Hunger does not only mean an insufficient calorie intake. ISB - JANUARY 2010 - Special Issssue: BIOFORTIFICATION OF PLANTS THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING. Au sommaire: HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT - NOV 2010 - Biofortification of Foods.