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Food Fortification

Hidden Hunger Is a Global Killer

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 09.19.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Hidden hunger" is a new term for an age-old problem. It refers to the lack of access to micronutrients critical to proper physical and cognitive development. In the developed world, the simple practice of food fortification has integrated essential vitamins and minerals into diets invisibly, effectively and on a mass scale.

Why #FutureFortified

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Because many of the most vulnerable people in the world rely heavily on staple foods, food fortification has the ability to reach the poor and marginalized where other interventions cannot.

Fixing the Food System in the MENA Region

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

Feeding our growing population with a sustainable, healthful diet is a global challenge. In the Middle East and North Africa this challenge is particularly complex. However, this region has an enormous amount of innovation, technology, resources and expertise. Let's use them to build a food system that has at its core the provision of sustainable, nutritious diets accessible to all.

What Part of a Complete Breakfast?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When dietary worry was all directed at excess fat intake, pseudo-fruit and multicolored marshmallows were able to fly under the radar. A widening array of worries has cost them that cover.

Fortification Follies: Lipstick on a Pig for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fortified junk food is still junk food. It isn't only what a food doesn't contain (i.e., those nutrients) that makes it dubious. It's what it does contain. The addition of vitamins and minerals does nothing to exonerate junk foods of their standard provisions of added sugars, added salt, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, inflammatory fats, high glycemic starches, and willfully irresistible calories.

Banishing Malnutrition - The Struggle Continues

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

GAIN turned the conventional wisdom about addressing malnutrition from one focused on treatment to one focused on prevention, from a medical model to one that recognized that most people engage with markets to get their food rather than health clinics.

Subway Debuts 'Healthy' New Bread

Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

Subway, the world's biggest food chain by the number of outlets, has just announced plans to start adding vitamin D and calcium to the bread it uses i...

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jayaseelan Naidoo

This line came again to me as I read commentary on a recent Canadian study that showed that thanks to fortified foods easily accessible in Canada, almost no one there is deficient in folic acid. In fact forty percent have levels of the B vitamin in their blood that may be too high.

Ending World Hunger for the Price of a Burger

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

While world coffers grew from a mere $1.35 trillion dollars in 1960 to over $60 trillion today, the number of empty stomach reached record levels. Tod...

A Market Solution to Help the World's Poor?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Is there a real business in helping the world's poor? According to the World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation, there is.

Africa's Toughest Challenge Is About to Enter Overtime

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Huge sums of money have been spent getting South Africa ready for the World Cup. If only the rich world saw the investment potential to bring the disadvantaged out of extreme poverty and hunger.