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Let's Taco 'Bout Food Fortification

Just yesterday, April 14th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the fortification of corn masa foods with folic acid. Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin, and is therefore also named vitamin B9. 404 more words

The Salt Satyagraha

By Manjgu

The Salt Satyagraha, also known as the Dandi March, began on 12 March 1930 and was an important  part of the Indian independence movement. 399 more words


Are tortillas the answer for healthy Hispanic babies?

Since 1998, white flour, enriched pasta and cornmeal have been fortified with folic acid in Canada and the United States. The purpose was to decrease the amount of neural tube defects in newborns – … 156 more words

Food And Nutrition

Project Healthy Children

Project Healthy Children (PHC) works with national governments and manufacturers to fortify staple foods with essential micronutrients such as iron, folic acid and iodine, to protect populations from debilitating conditions caused by malnutrition.  244 more words


Folic Acid during Pregnancy: What is Too Much?

Folate (also known as vitamin B9 or folic acid) is an essential vitamin important for the health of everyone, not just pregnant women. It is necessary to synthesize, repair and even methylate DNA. 1,025 more words

Food And Nutrition