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Explain what is meant by biofortification

8. Explain what is meant by biofortification.

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Biofortification is the process of developing crops having a higher content of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats etc. Biofortification has been proved to be a method for improving public health. It is undertaken to improve the content and quality of proteins and oils. Atlas 66 is a biofortified wheat variety having high protein content than the existing wheat. Similarly, biofortified varieties of rice, carrot, spinach have also been produced. 

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