Nutritious ‘metal wheat’ will be used all over the world
IXICO CITY: Experts from the World Food Program (WFP) have begun work on a new variety of metallic wheat to meet international food shortages.
According to the report of the news agency, the scientists of the International Table and Weight Improvement Center are working on the production of zinc-rich corn wheat, which will help meet the needs of millions of people.
Wheat, which is rich in zinc, will help nutritionists get as much energy as a human being needs.
Martin Krupoff, head of the team researching new varieties of wheat and director general of the World Health Organization, hopes that “global wheat consumption will increase by 80% in the next ten years.”
At present, only 9% of the world’s wheat is used by zinc-produced wheat, he said.
The Director General said that the best variety of bio fortified wheat is being cultivated in collaboration with Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Mexico and Bolivia while China has also joined the project this year.
“In the next decade, all new wheat commodities will be nutritious. This high-zinc wheat crop is being made using a technique that has been genetically modified, not genetically modified,” he said.
The director general said, “This wheat is exactly the same in taste, but no one can catch the difference.” “Over the past two years, there has been an increase in the production of zinc, wheat and corn in Colombia,” he said.
“The wheat crop is grown in Africa and Asia, and has a strong resistance to pests,” Kroff said, referring to three varieties of corn. “These new types of natural metal will be tested in the next few months in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe,” he said.