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The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron filings to folic acid.
Med J Aust. 2006 Jun 19; 184(12):638-40.MJ

Abstract

The fortification of staple foods has eliminated many deficiency diseases. Despite this, "tampering" with people's food always provokes opposition, much of it from health professionals. Opposition is often based on self-interest, tunnel vision and theory rather than research. A historical perspective of the patterns of objections to fortification and its outcomes may help resolve the anxieties and opposing ethical positions of advocates and opponents of fortification.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Discipline of General Practice, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia. mkamien@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16803445

Citation

Kamien, Max. "The Repeating History of Objections to the Fortification of Bread and Alcohol: From Iron Filings to Folic Acid." The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 184, no. 12, 2006, pp. 638-40.
Kamien M. The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron filings to folic acid. Med J Aust. 2006;184(12):638-40.
Kamien, M. (2006). The repeating history of objections to the fortification of bread and alcohol: from iron filings to folic acid. The Medical Journal of Australia, 184(12), 638-40.
Kamien M. The Repeating History of Objections to the Fortification of Bread and Alcohol: From Iron Filings to Folic Acid. Med J Aust. 2006 Jun 19;184(12):638-40. PubMed PMID: 16803445.
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