Breeding for micronutrients in staple food crops from a human nutrition perspective.

  title={Breeding for micronutrients in staple food crops from a human nutrition perspective.},
  author={Ross M. Welch and Robin David Graham},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={55 396},
Over three billion people are currently micronutrient (i.e. micronutrient elements and vitamins) malnourished, resulting in egregious societal costs including learning disabilities among children, increased morbidity and mortality rates, lower worker productivity, and high healthcare costs, all factors diminishing human potential, felicity, and national economic development. Nutritional deficiencies (e.g. iron, zinc, vitamin A) account for almost two-thirds of the childhood death worldwide… 

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