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Key Economic Issues

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. (1998). Key Economic Issues. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 19(2), 117-21.

Abstract

Economic issues of fortification that are addressed by economists include the role industry and government should play, the question of compulsory or voluntary fortification, the nature of the economic costs and benefits of food fortification, and the level of public investment justified for implementation and quality assurance. Emphasis is placed on knowledge about the costs and benefits of fortification. Essentially, the literature shows that micronutrient fortification is one of the most cost-effective health interventions and represents a very efficient use of public resoures.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/156482659801900205

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

19

Issue Number

2

Pages

117-21

Reference ID

1086