Biofortified bajra could stem the harmful effects of iron deficiency among children: Study (The Times of India)

The Times of India summarized IFPRI research on biofortified pearl millet, or bajra, which could stem the harmful effects of iron deficiency. Diets that lack iron limit brain development and learning capacity, hampering the potential of individuals and societies for generations. Research found that biofortified bajra could act as a solution to this major, but preventable, dietary challenge. Associate Research Fellow Samuel Scott was interviewed in the article and said, “if we can improve adolescents’ performance in school by boosting their iron intake we may also have longer term impacts in terms of their ability to secure a good job, or be admitted to a college program.”