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Food Fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food

Mark Lawrence


This research book presents a critical analysis of mandatory food fortification as a technology for protecting and promoting public health. Increasing numbers of foods fortified with novel amounts and combinations of nutrients are being introduced into the food supplies of countries around the world to raise populations’ nutrient intakes. Three topical food fortification case studies representing the different public health rationales for adding nutrients to food were assessed for their public health benefits, risks and ethical considerations: Universal salt iodisation (USI) to help prevent io ... More

Keywords: food fortification, policy-making, evidence, ethics, politics, nutrients, public health, policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199691975
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Lawrence, author
Associate Professor and Director of the Food Policy Unit, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia