Insufficient intake of a balanced diet rich in proteins, vitamins and un-affordability to food rich in nutrition, along with adulteration, lack of education about healthy food and imbalanced food habits are main reasons for stunted growth in children.
Experts while speaking at International Webinar on “A Way Forward to Food Quality and Food Safety”.
More than 1000 participants attended the event virtually.
Mian Abdul Rasheed from FPCCI inaugurated the event by offering full support from the industry to work with academia to address the food quality crisis in Pakistan through innovations. Prof. Khurshid Hasanain, Advisor COMSTECH emphasized the need for collaboration among Muslim world to tackle the food quality crises and learn from each other.
Professor Anas Sarwar Qureshi, Vice Chancellor Agri-Varsity who was also the chief guest of the event, stressed that biofortification seems to be very sustainable strategy to address the micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries with predominant cereal based diet.