Breeding crops with the intention of enhancing their nutritional value is known as biofortification. Either traditional selective breeding or genetic engineering can be used to accomplish this. In contrast to traditional fortification, which adds nutrients to meals after they are processed, biofortification concentrates on increasing the nutritional value of plant foods while the plants are growing. When it comes to supplying nutrients for the rural poor, who hardly ever have access to commercially fortified foods, this is a significant improvement over traditional fortification. As a result, biofortification is anticipated as a future strategy to address micronutrient deficiencies in low- and middle-income nations.

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