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Improving the nutritional value of pulse crops
Poor nutrition can cause health problems ranging from nutrient deficiencies to obesity. For populations of subsistence farmers in rural areas and developing nations, one way to alleviate nutrient deficiencies is through the biofortification of crops. Biofortification increases the nutritional value of crops through methods like selective breeding and genetic modification. To have the greatest impact with biofortification, it’s important to select a food that’s a major part of the diet in any particular region that you’re targeting. And since many pulse crops are dietary staples, researchers are developing biofortified varieties.
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