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Campa帽a “A Grain a Day”

La campa帽a A Grain a Day (un grano al d铆a) nos brinda la oportunidad de esclarecer el importante papel del ma铆z y el trigo en la nutrici贸n, y tambi茅n de apreciar su valor en nuestra alimentaci贸n. Seg煤n datos de las agencias alimentarias de las Naciones Unidas, se estima que, a nivel global, existen 800 millones de personas que no tienen alimentos suficientes para estar sanos y llevar una vida activa, y que m谩s de 2,000 millones padecen desnutrici贸n o “hambre oculta”. Algunas medidas a las que podemos recurrir para asegurarnos de ingerir una dosis apropiada de micronutrientes son diversificar nuestra dieta; recibir educaci贸n en nutrici贸n; tomar suplementos; y consumir productos biofortificados. Cient铆ficos del CIMMYT hacen uso de la biofortificaci贸n para aumentar el contenido de provitamina A y zinc en el ma铆z y de hierro y zinc en el trigo.

Recetas

脷nase a la campa帽a A Grain a Day. Solo tiene que mandarnos su receta favorita a base de ma铆z o trigo. Incluiremos las recetas m谩s originales en nuestro sitio web y las incluiremos en nuestro recetario 鈥淎 Grain a Day鈥, que ser谩 publicado en el verano.
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Vitamin A Orange Maize: A partnership between聽Agriculture and Nutrition Bears Fruit

By Yassir Islam,聽Guest blogger from HarvestPlus
One of the fruits of the partnership between agricultural scientists and nutritionists were the world鈥檚 first 鈥渙range鈥 maize varieties rich in vitamin A. This 鈥榦range鈥 vitamin A maize has been conventionally bred to provide higher levels of provitamin A carotenoids, a naturally occurring plant pigment also found in many orange foods such as mangoes, carrots and pumpkins, that the body then converts into vitamin A.

Biohappiness: A happy farmer grows ZincShakti wheat on his farm in Uttar Pradesh, India. Photos: Nirmal Seeds, India#grainaday

Farmers in India embrace high-zinc
wheat for its nutritional benefit

By Velu GovindanUndernourishment affects some 795 million people worldwide 鈥 more than one out of every nine people do not get enough food to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

nutrition article#grainaday

Combatting hidden hunger is key to boosting good nutrition

By Martin Kropff, CIMMYT Director GeneralThere are certain things that all human beings need to survive and food is one of them. Aside from food as a biological necessity, it is also a complex cultural product shaped by agriculture, climate, geography and the pursuit of pleasure.

Un Grano al D铆a

鈥淎 Grain a Day鈥 is an opportunity to shed light on the important role maize and wheat play in global nutrition and to celebrate the dietary value of these food staples. Globally, an estimated 800 million people do not get enough food to eat and more than 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiency, or 鈥渉idden hunger,鈥 according to U.N. food agencies. Measures to ensure an adequate supply of vital micronutrients include: diet diversification, nutritional education, supplementation and biofortification. Scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are using biofortification to boost pro-vitamin A and zinc levels in maize and iron and zinc concentrations in wheat.
You can join in the campaign by sending us your favorite wheat or maize-based recipe. We鈥檒l feature original recipes on this page and in our 鈥淎 Grain a Day鈥 cookbook to be published this summer.

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