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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Micronutrient Content and Fungal Contamination of Foods in Developing Countries

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  • Hoffmann, Vivian

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The negative effects of micronutrient deficiencies on human capital acquisition and economic productivity are well documented. A less well understood but potentially serious threat to human health in developing countries is the contamination of food crops by fungal toxins. This paper surveys what is known about the health and economic burdens attributable to insufficient micronutrients and toxic contamination of food in developing countries, discusses consumer demand for micronutrients and food safety, and describes some of the challenges to improving population nutrition, particularly in rural areas.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 38 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:55548

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Keywords: food safety; micronutrients; aflatoxin; developing countries; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; International Development;

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