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Bio-fortification: History, Impact, and Current/Future Developments

Event Details
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
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The USG Global Nutrition Coordination Plan’s Micronutrient Delivery Platforms sub-group invites you to join an interactive learning exchange with practitioners and researchers on the dynamic topic of biofortification. Mark your calendar for May 22 at 8:30 am EST. Should you have a conflict, the session will be recorded.

Learning objectives: To improve understanding of biofortification, including its history, evidence for impact, and current and future developments.


8:30 - 8:35 am
Dr. Omar Dary, USAID: Overview of biofortification and the webinar

8:35 - 8:38 am
Diane DeBernardo, USDA: Speaker bios 

8:38 - 9:15 am
Dr. Howarth Bouis, HarvestPlus: presentation on the history of biofortification and recent developments

9:15 - 9:35 am
Dr. Mark Manary/Washington University in St. Louis: Commentary and review of mineral bioavailability of vegetarian diets

9:35 - 9:40 am
Dr. Rufino Perez, USAID: Brief overview about how Codex Alimentarius conceptualizes biofortification

9:40 - 10:00 am
Q/A session

To join the event, click on the link here.
Participants are encouraged to listen to the webinar through the Adobe Connect link above. If participants want to listen to the webinar through their phones, the telephone bridge is as follows: USA: 888-330-1716; International: 713-353-7024. ACCESS CODE: 8622562

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