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Even in its brevity this talk simplified an extremely difficult topic. A former colleague of mine, Jane Kvalsvig, was involved in a project investigating means of providing children with iron in Kenya. The project was stopped with it was discovered that children getting the iron supplements were more likely to get malaria. Mosquitoes prefer iron rich blood. Simplistic solutions do not work!
What is the proof that micronutrients can help poor people who need great quantity of food and not great quality?