Consumer Benefit #3 - Improved Nutrient Content Review Question



Which of the following is an example of a nutrient that is deficient in many developing countries, the food that it is being fortified into, and is currently in the process of development?

Looks Good! Correct: Countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa are deficient in vitamin A. The food crops that are particularly high in this micronutrient, such as fruits and vegetables, are not regularly available to these populations at affordable prices, thus deficiency occurs, resulting in significant health problems. With biotechnology, fortification of vitamin A into food crops that are readily available to that population, such as rice, is possible.