New Review Affirms Nutritional Impact of Iron-Biofortified Crops

The findings of this systematic review show that iron bio-fortification consistently improves iron status, across various population groups and contexts. HarvestPlus analyzed trials completed in Asia and Africa that showed an increase in iron status only mere months after starting to eat more iron-biofortified foods. This research has resulted in more specific studies that focus on other high-risk populations, and HarvestPlus continues to research the effects that eating biofortified beans and millet have on daily life.

HarvestPlus, April 2017