Nutritionally Enhanced Food Crops; Progress and Perspectives
AbstractGreat progress has been made over the past decade with respect to the application of biotechnology to generate nutritionally improved food crops. Biofortified staple crops such as rice, maize and wheat harboring essential micronutrients to benefit the world’s poor are under development as well as new varieties of crops which have the ability to combat chronic disease. This review discusses the improvement of the nutritional status of crops to make a positive impact on global human health. Several examples of nutritionally enhanced crops which have been developed using biotechnological approaches will be discussed. These range from biofortified crops to crops with novel abilities to fight disease. The review concludes with a discussion of hurdles faced with respect to public perception, as well as directions of future research and development for nutritionally enhanced food crops. View Full-Text
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Hefferon, K.L. Nutritionally Enhanced Food Crops; Progress and Perspectives. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 3895-3914.
Hefferon KL. Nutritionally Enhanced Food Crops; Progress and Perspectives. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2015; 16(2):3895-3914.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hefferon, Kathleen L. 2015. "Nutritionally Enhanced Food Crops; Progress and Perspectives." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16, no. 2: 3895-3914.