University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A hypothetical scheme is offered for predicting which biofortified food technologies will enjoy greatest political support or opposition and from which actors on the political landscape. Beyond political support, benefits to nutrition from biofortified crops will also require acceptance by both farmers and consumers, as well as adequate nutrient uptake. Keys are reviewed to strengthening these three non-political links in the chain of final success. A four-pronged strategy for moving forward is then offered.
Key words: Biofortification, GMOs, agronomic traits, nutrient traits, producer acceptance, consumer acceptance, abiotic stress, agricultural community, nutrition community.