Saskia J.M. Osendarp, Homero Martinez, PhD, Greg S. Garrett, Lynnette M. Neufeld, Luz Maria De-Regil, Marieke Vossenaar, and Ian Darnton-Hill. National Center for Biotechnology Information

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This paper reviewed large-scale food fortification and biofortification programs in low- and middle-income countries, including their efficacy and challenges to implementation.

A literature review of articles and reports published between 2000 and 2017 was undertaken.

The piece concludes that large-scale food fortification and biofortification are cost-effective interventions to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in target populations, however a number of challenges, including need for continued monitoring, improving coverage and quality of delivery, must be overcome to see greatest continued impact.

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Retrieved from: https://www.nutritionintl.org//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29793357