A staggering 2 billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency, which is perhaps the most prevalent yet addressable aspect of world hunger. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals (e.g., iodine, iron, vitamin A) that help prevent brain damage and forestall disease. A group of Nobel laureate economists ranked micronutrient interventions as the single most cost-effective way to combat global poverty. The Micronutrients XPRIZE will provide the world’s hungry with the means to stay nourished and healthy.
The winning team will develop the supplementation and fortification methods necessary to durably bind micronutrients, such as iron to flour and/or staple foods, in a way that survives storage, washing and cooking temperatures.
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