As the world population increases, so does the shadow of malnutrition. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children, yet continues to cause blindness in up to 500,000 children each year. Vitamin Angels is making...
French dairy giant Danone’s US subsidiary, Dannon, has been told to alter advertising for a yogurt product by the voluntary advertising watchdog, the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD).
A 250 gram serving of "Golden" Potatoes, engineered to produce high
quantities of of the pro-vitamin A beta-carotene, could provide
half the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, suggests new
Progress in biofortification of staple crops in the world's
developing countries offers more than just a glimmer of hope in
finding a solution to vitamin A deficiency, but funding must
continue to come from the developed world...
Maize, bred to contain high concentrations of the pro-vitamin A
carotenoid, beta-carotene, did increase the vitamin A status in
gerbils, and could be used to tackle vitamin A deficiency, says a
A fast, simple and environmentally friendly method of measuring
precisely the beta-carotene and other carotenoid levels in pumpkin
could help food makers achieve a better understanding of an
important nutritional ingredient.