Micronutrient deficiencies and GM foods
micronutrient deficiencies and GM foods Kate Godden 18.01.2000
Re: : micronutrient deficiencies and GM foods Ann Burgess 19.01.2000


Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 14:48:53 +0000

From: Kate Godden <Kateathowfado.demon.co.uk>

Subject: micronutrient deficiencies and GM foods

 

Hi NGOnutters,

I have been asked to find a review/references of the root causes of micronutrient deficiencies, in particular beta carotene and iron, in less developed countries.

The information is to be used for a report on the approriateness and necessity of further developing nutritionally enhanced genetically modified foods (rice, food oils) in order to reduce the prevalence of malnutrition. Issues such as successes/failures of food fortification, cultural preferences, new crop introductions may need to be looked at.

I realise that this is a pretty broad remit but if anyone knows of a good overview I'd be interested to hear of it.

Thanks for any help you may give.

 

Kate Godden

Food Security & Nutrition Adviser


From: "Ann Burgess" <annburgessatsol.co.uk

Subject: Re: : micronutrient deficiencies and GM foods

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 11:23:05 -0000

 

Kate - you might find these publications useful.

 

Ann Burgess