Food fortification: An idea whose time has come to go to scale

Chris Elias, president of the global development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shares what can still be done for food fortification.

The broader global community needs to see that food fortification is an important health intervention whose time has come to go to scale, says Chris Elias, president of the global development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

To do so, strong government regulations must be in place to ensure micronutrients are properly added to staple foods, Elias said, adding that strong partnerships with global companies and continued efforts around product development were key.

Watch the clip above to learn more about Elias’ thoughts on the future of food fortification.

Future Fortified is a special online series exploring the impact and importance of food fortification to meet global development objectives. Join Devex — and our partner GAIN — in the conversation using #FutureFortified.

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