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Hidden Hunger: Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods

Aya Hirata Kimura


For decades, nonprofit organizations (NGOs) targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy community turned its focus to the “hidden hunger” of micronutrient deficiencies, a problem that resulted in two scientific solutions: fortification, the addition of nutrients to processed foods, and biofortification, the modification of crops to produce more nutritious yields. This hidden hunger was presented as a scientific problem to be solved by “experts” and scientifically engineered smart foods ... More

Keywords: NGOs, world hunger, international food policy, micronutrient deficiency, fortification, biofortification, hidden hunger, smart foods, nutritionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451645
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aya Hirata Kimura, author
Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, the University of Hawai'i, Manoa