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How Has the Breeding Programme Helped in Improving the Public Nutritional Health? State Two Examples in Support of Your Answer. - Biology

How has the breeding programme helped in improving the public nutritional health? State two examples in support of your answer.

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Breeding programme helped in improving the public nutritional health by breeding crops that are rich in nutrients.

This approach is called bio-fortification of crops. Objectives of bio-fortification are to improve −

i. Protein content and quality

ii. Oil content and quality

iii. Vitamin content

iv. Micronutrient and mineral content

Examples −

i. Maize hybrids developed in the year 2000 have twice the amount of lysine and tryptophan compared to other maize hybrids.

ii. Atlas 66 (a wheat variety having higher protein content)

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