The History of Food Fortification in the United States: Its Relevance for Current Fortification Efforts in Developing Countries*

  title={The History of Food Fortification in the United States: Its Relevance for Current Fortification Efforts in Developing Countries*},
  author={David Bishai and Ritu Nalubola},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={37 - 53}

The Unfinished Agenda for Food Fortification in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Quantifying Progress, Gaps and Potential Opportunities

A four-pronged strategy is needed to meet the unfinished agenda: first, establish new LSFF programs where warranted; second, systems innovations informed by implementation research to address coverage and quality gaps; third, advocacy to form new partnerships and resources, particularly with the private sector; and finally, exploration of new fortificants and vehicles that can address existing challenges.

Taken with a Grain of Salt? Micronutrient Fortification in South Asia

This article reviews the research on fortification of food in the context of South Asia, with an emphasis on avenues for future research in economics and policy. We argue that while the efficacy of

Small-scale milling and the feasibility of mandatory fortification of sorghum and maize flour in Botswana

In Botswana, as in many developing countries, food fortification is a potential strategy for addressing the malnutrition of low income groups. This article examines the potential costs of mandatory

Women’s Groups to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes: Different Evidence Paradigms Toward Impact at Scale

The challenge is to distill the elements of success across these approaches that empower women with knowledge, motivation, and increased self-efficacy—and to apply them in real-world programs at scale.

Rice Fortification: Its Potential for Improving Micronutrient Intake and Steps Required for Implementation at Scale

In countries with a large centralized rice milling industry, starting rice fortification is easier than in countries with many small mills, and countries with large safety nets that supply rice to the poorest have a good channel to reach those most in need.

Vitamin food fortification today

The importance of the risk–benefit aspect, as well as how to identify the risk groups, and the food vehicles for fortification is discussed, which are taken as practical examples in the review of the beneficial effect of different strategies on public health.

Addressing Micronutrient Deficiencies: Alternative Interventions and Technologies

Improving the nutritional value of staple food crops hasusually been a secondary concern for high-income con-sumers, who have access to improved nutrition throughdietary diversification. As a

The effects of safety certification and nutrition messaging on the demand for nutritionally enhanced food in urban Ethiopia

  • Kaleb S. JadaMequanint B. MelesseMarrit van den Berg
  • Medicine
    Food Security
  • 2022
The effect of safety certification on consumers’WTP for fortified cooking oil was higher than its effect on WTP for non-fortified oil, indicating that urban consumers value certification even more when fortification is involved.



The Technology of Iron Fortification

Toward the conquest of beriberi

Man's painful acquaintance with beriberi now covers more than 300 years. Remedies of increasing efficacy have been available for 50 years but large population segments still suffer from this

Enrichment of flour and bread. A history of the movement.

Food priorities for an aging America


The recent isolation and synthesis of vitamin B1(thiamin)1has placed in the hands of clinicians and students of nutrition alike a most valuable therapeutic agent as well as dietary essential in pure