One in three people worldwide currently suffers from some type of malnutrition, according to the Global Nutrition Report from 2016. With one in five deaths linked to poor diets, and poor-quality diets linked to 8 out of 15 factors in the global burden of disease, enriched grains can combat malnutrition.
The new PAS 233 standard has been introduced to help government and private sector procurement teams, as well as other organisations in the food supply chain, to feel confident when demanding and purchasing zinc enriched crops, which are proven in boosting nutrition and health especially in developing economies.
While every country is affected by malnutrition, lower income counties, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria, are more at risk.
This blog explores the benefits of zinc enriched grains and the role PAS 233 plays in supporting confidence in quality and provenance for organizations involved in supply and procurement.