The Council for Agricultural Science & Technology
presents a free webinar on
Food Biofortification—Reaping the Benefits of Science to Overcome Hidden Hunger
A 2020 International Borlaug Dialogue Side Event
Thursday, October 15
11:00 p.m. Eastern, 10:00 a.m. Central, 9:00 a.m. Mountain, 8:00 a.m. Pacific
CAST’s new Issue Paper, Food Biofortification—Reaping the Benefits of Science to Overcome Hidden Hunger, will be released on October 14 as part of the series on The Need for Agricultural Innovation to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050

Join Dr. Howarth Bouis, 2016 World Food Prize Laureate and lead author for this publication, as he and a panel of the task force authors present highlights from this paper followed by Q&A.
Biofortification is a process of increasing the density of minerals and vitamins in a food crop through conventional plant breeding, transgenic techniques, or agronomic practices. Biofortified staple food crops, when consumed regularly substituting one-for-one with non-biofortified staple food crops, will generate measurable improvements in human nutrition and health. This paper describes the progress made in disseminating, testing, and developing biofortified food crops with both conventional plant breeding and genetic engineering.
A free download of the CAST Issue Paper will be available October 14 from the CAST website (
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