2 min read.Updated: 11 Mar 2013, 05:50 PM ISTLivemint
The proposed food security law conflates hunger with malnutrition and fails to address the nutritional crisis
In a Mint interview last week, nutrition expert Howarth Bouis pointed out that the roots of India’s nutritional crisis do not lie in the lack of cereals or aggregate calories. This expert—the head of HarvestPlus, an organization spearheading global efforts to breed more nutritious crops—has argued that the deficit of important vitamins and minerals required for good health is the main cause of the problem.
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