OBJETIVO: Identificar zonas geográficas de América Latina y el Caribe para la biofortificación de cultivos básicos como frijol, maíz, arroz, yuca y batata. 6 out. O que é a desnutrição? BIOFORTIFICAÇÃO DE ALIMENTOS ->O BioFORT tem um desafio de combater a fome oculta que debilita mais de. Entre los alimentos biofortificados están el arroz, el frijol, maíz y camote. El objetivo general de este proyecto busca prevenir y reducir las.

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Por Max Goldberg, do Living Maxwell. I am not sure why it is but so many people, myself included, have an incredibly strong emotional attachment to bananas.

This love for bananas extends to all parts of the world, and I saw this first-hand when I visited a banana biofortificaddos in Costa Rica. The results are expected to be revealed by the end ofand the bananas used for the trials have been grown in Australia and are now being shipped to America for students to consume at Iowa State University.

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The bananas have already been tested on Mongolian gerbils. While these FrankenBananas may look like ordinary bananas on the outside, on the inside it is a completely different story.


The flesh has a strong orange color to it, instead of a pale one. The ultimate goal is to have these bananas growing in Uganda and other African countries sometime within the next decade. It has been reported the approval for full-scale commercialization of genetically-modified crops in Uganda biofortifficados expected by While saving kids from malnutrition in Africa makes for great headlines and is a very noble cause, the attempt to alleviate this problem through increased nutrition via the genetic-modification of one food, also known as biofortification, is just a horrible idea.


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A perfect example of this is what has happened with GM-maize in Mexico. Bob Phelps, Director and Founder of Gene Ethics, believes that biofortification is an obstacle to food justice and is not the solution.

Thus, the challenge to feed everyone well is much more than adding one or two key nutrients to an impoverished diet dominated by a staple food or two.

Yet biofortification enthusiasts such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation do not intend to redress the lack of access to diverse healthy foods for all. They merely propose to add one or two micronutrients to fortify the same few staple foods that most poor people now have to rely on.


These same groups, Bill Gates et al, are also trying to introduce GM-bananas into India where iron deficiency is a problem. Poverty and malnutrition throughout the world are very serious issues but are largely political ones.

We have enough food to feed everyone but the resources are not being directed in the correct manner. In its study Failure to Yieldboofortificados Union of Concerned Scientists reported that the biotech biotortificados has been carrying out gene field trials to increase yields for 20 years, all without significant results.

GMOs have caused a massive, massive problem of superweeds and have resulted in a huge increase of pesticide use. As such, there is no reason to believe that GM-bananas in Africa will deliver any different of an outcome.

Abrir menu Abrir menu. Leia o texto completo abaixo. As we have seen so far in history, GMOs have been nothing but empty promises. This is just one big disaster waiting to happen. Boletim Assine o boletim digital para receber nosso informativo em seu e-mail: