2 Billion People Suffer From Malnutrition – These Plants Can Help

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  • Scientists have found that there are 1044 underused plants that could be potential sources of vitamin B which could help feed 2 billion people who suffer from malnutrition.
  • Examples of these places include European oat species, fonio (a wild grass grown in West Africa) and fruits and seeds of some baobabs in Madagascar.
  • “We need to pay more attention to the incredible diversity of edible plants to better understand how they can contribute to human nutrition and what we need to do to preserve them for future generations,” said study Aoife Cantwell-Jones, the lead author of the study at Imperial College London Department of Life Sciences Ph.D.

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