Genetic garden of biofortified crop being set up


The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation has launched a ‘genetic garden of biofortified crops’ on its campus on the occassion of World Food Day.


The major objective of setting up the garden is to provide planting material and awareness of plants based on their nutritive property such as Vitamin A-rich plants and iron-rich plants.


The country still has a lot of progress to make to end undernutrition and so a five-point plan has been suggested with effective implementation of the Food Security Act to overcome it. 


M S Swaminathan pointed out that providing adequate pulses, setting up a grid of genetic gardens of biofortified crops, attending to non-food factors like water and sanitation and organising community hunger fighters for nutrition delivery can help tackle malnutrition.

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