Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Single cell protein


  • Dried mass of some organisms like bacteria, blue green algae, years, filamentous algae are used as food are called scp. eg :
    i) Spirulina - cyanobacteria
    ii) Candida utilis - yeasts
    iii) Fusarium graminearum - fungi
    iv) Methylophilus methylotrophus - Bacteria.
  • SCP is rich in high quality protein and poor in fats.

Organism

Protein / day

250 kg cow

200 gm

250 g Methylophilus

25 tonnes

 

  • Biofortification
  • Breeding of crops with high levels of vitamins and minerals or higher protein and healthier fat is called biofortification and is the most practical aspect no improve health of the people.
  • Maize hybrids that had twice the amount of the amino acids - lysine and tryptophan and wheat variety with high protein connect Atlas 66 were developed.
  • IARI (Indian Agriculture Research Institute) New Delhi has also developed many vegetable crops that are rich in minerals and vitamins.

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