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This kind of breeding is called Biofortification.

Biofortification is a technique of breeding crops with higher levels of nutrients example vitamin, minerals, proteins, fats etc.

Main objectives of the breeding programmes:

Improve protein content and quality.

Improve oil content and quality

Improve vitamin content

Improve micronutrient and mineral content.

It is a major technique to improve the food quality.

Consumption of food with higher healthy nutrient level is a means to improve public health.

Many varieties of food such as maize hybrid with higher amino acid level, Atlas 66, a wheat variety having high protein content were produced.

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