Fighting anemia in Egypt

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    Customers line up to purchase baladi bread from a local Egyptian bakery. With a limited amount of bread available, only the first 175 will receive their stack. In Egypt, flour is fortified with essential micro-nutrients to help combat widespread anemia. Introduced in 2008 with support from United Nations World Food Program, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity, the program adds iron and folic acid to baladi bread, which is subsidized and sold for only 20 cents a stack. (Luxor, Egypt, 2009)

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