Biofortified staples may hold the key to India’s rural malnutrition

The national elections in India may well be over, but the persistent issue of malnutrition still holds the nation in its tight grip. And yet, among the myriad of topics debated, including caste, religion, employment, farmer upliftment, and even social transfers, none of the political parties raised this critical issue. The twin problems of malnutrition and nutrition insecurity are particularly severe in rural India.

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