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dc.contributor.authorPérez Massot, Eduard
dc.contributor.authorBanakar, Raviraj
dc.contributor.authorGómez Galera, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorZorrilla López, Uxue
dc.contributor.authorSanahuja Solsona, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorArjó Pont, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorMiralpeix i Anglada, Bruna
dc.contributor.authorVamvaka, Evangelia
dc.contributor.authorFarré Martinez, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorRivera Vélez, Sol Maiam
dc.contributor.authorDashevskaya, Svetlana
dc.contributor.authorBerman Quintana, Judit
dc.contributor.authorSabalza Gallués, Maite
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Dawei
dc.contributor.authorBai, Chao
dc.contributor.authorBassie Rene, Ludovic
dc.contributor.authorTwyman, Richard M.
dc.contributor.authorCapell Capell, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorChristou, Paul
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Changfu
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-31T11:47:51Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1555-8932
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/57127
dc.description.abstractMalnutrition is a prevalent and entrenched global socioeconomic challenge that reflects the combined impact of poverty, poor access to food, inefficient food distribution infrastructure, and an over-reliance on subsistence mono-agriculture. The dependence on staple cereals lacking many essential nutrients means that malnutrition is endemic in developing countries. Most individuals lack diverse diets and are therefore exposed to nutrient defi- ciencies. Plant biotechnology could play a major role in combating malnutrition through the engineering of nutritionally enhanced crops. In this article, we discuss different approaches that can enhance the nutritional content of staple crops by genetic engineering (GE) as well as the functionality and safety assessments required before nutritionally enhanced GE crops can be deployed in the field. We also consider major constraints that hinder the adoption of GE technology at different levels and suggest policies that could be adopted to accelerate the deployment of nutritionally enhanced GE crops within a multicomponent strategy to combat malnutrition.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1007/s12263-012-0315-5ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofGenes and Nutrition, 2013, vol. 8, núm. 1, p. 29-41ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Springer Verlag, 2012ca_ES
dc.subjectTransgenic cropsca_ES
dc.subjectMicronutrientsca_ES
dc.subjectFood securityca_ES
dc.subjectVitaminsca_ES
dc.titleThe contribution of transgenic plants to better health through improved nutrition: opportunities and constraintsca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec018553
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12263-012-0315-5
dc.date.embargoEndDate2025-01-01


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