Biofortification of durum wheat with zinc and iron

  title={Biofortification of durum wheat with zinc and iron},
  author={Ismail Cakmak and Wolfgang Pfeiffer and Bonnie Mcclafferty},
  journal={Cereal Chemistry},
ABSTRACT Micronutrient malnutrition affects over 2 billion people in the developing world. Iron (Fe) deficiency alone affects >47% of all preschool aged children globally, often leading to impaired physical growth, mental development, and learning capacity. Zinc (Zn) deficiency, like iron, is thought to affect billions of people, hampering growth and development, and destroying immune systems. In many micronutrient-deficient regions, wheat is the dominant staple food making up >50% of the diet… 

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