The fortification of rice is likely help those with diet deficiency to get the micro nutrients missing from their diets however those who are not deficient are likely to have excess of certain minerals like iron etc. due to fortification posing risk of diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol. India is working towards mandatory fortification of rice by 2024 and will soon be supplying fortified rices only through Public Distribution System. Should the fortification of rice be made optional?
Transforming India Apr 09
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