ChemE team invents double-fortified salt to improve nutrition for 24 million in Uttar Pradesh

Double-fortified salt (DFS) is now being distributed to 4.6 million families — representing more than 24 million people — in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The product, developed at U of T Engineering, provides a simple, effective way to add iron in the diets of people who don’t currently get enough.

“We’re very excited to see our invention being distributed on such a massive scale” says Professor Levente Diosady (ChemE), who specializes in food engineering. “The opportunity for engineers to make a difference in the lives of people living with malnutrition is incredible.”

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