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BASF Podcast: Food Fortification – Using Vitamins to Counter Malnutrition


According to UNICEF, 40 to 60 percent of children and young people in developing nations are affected by a lack of vitamin A. This makes it the most widespread form of malnutrition. Micro-encapsulated vitamin A that is added to staple foods such as oil, sugar or flour is a fundamental contribution to solving this problem.

In this podcast you will learn how food fortification can help prevent children going blind.

BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual Podcast service in April 2007 to report on BASF’s innovations and research and development activities in an easy-to-understand, informative and entertaining way.

Listen to the audio reportage with Dr. Andreas Blüthner (Global Coordinator BASF Micronutrient Initiatives) and Dr. Lutz End (Research „Formulation Technologies Nutrition“ at BASF).

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More information:
Newsletter „Nutrition News“ (Issue 1/2008) on Vitamin A

Food Fortification

BASF Nutrition Ingredients

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