FOOD SECURITY

While food goes to waste in urban areas, there are many underdeveloped areas where people repeatedly face a stark shortage of food which leads to problems like malnutrition, price hikes, and famine. There is a precise uneven distribution of food worldwide. Managing Food Security is one of the most critical issues to be solved under the ambit of Sustainable Development Goals as laid out by the United Nations.

Food prices are reaching all-time highs and the global population is continuing to grow, ensuring food security is a top priority for many governments. Guaranteeing the physical availability of food on a national and global level is a tall order. How can the nutritional and protective benefits of Boron be applied in the food chain to improve security? What we can do to ensure that everyone has enough access to nutritious food?

AVAILABILITY

Boron - Agriculture

ACCESS

Boron Borates Food Security

UTILIZATION

Boron - Micronutrients

STABILITY

Boron - Urbanization
Vegetable Plants
Agriculture

Vegetable Plants and Boron

Boron is an essential micronutrient for vegetable plants. While it is required for every vegetable plant, its quantity differs from one kind to another.

Corn plant
Agriculture, Crop Management

Boron Fertilizer and Corn Plant Yield

The corn plant is a popular houseplant for its attractive and shiny leaves. Corn is a major food source for humans and animals and is used to manufacture many products, including biofuels. But did you know that a corn plant needs boron to grow and develop properly?

Coconut palm
Crop Management, Agriculture

Coconut Palm and Boron: The Nutrient Connection

Coconut palm (Cocos Nucifera) is a tropical tree cultivated for many uses. It produces large, fibrous fruit, an important food, and oil source for millions worldwide. In addition to being a dietary staple, coconuts make various products, including cosmetics, soaps, and detergents.

Palm oil
FOOD SECURITY, Agriculture

Boron-Enriched Palm Oil

Palm oil is crucial in many food, detergent, and cosmetic products. It requires boron for several key processes in the plant, including pollination, fruit set, and cell wall development.

Pomegranate Fruit
Crop Management, Agriculture

Pomegranate Fruit and Boron

Pomegranate fruit is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, antioxidants, and other minerals. However, the fruit may lose its quality due to fruit cracking. This is due to inadequate water management or lacking essential micronutrients such as boron and calcium.

Canola
Agriculture, Human Health

Canola Needs Boron to Thrive

Canola is a Brassica family member with especially high boron requirements. Boron deficiency significantly impacts seed production; yields are doubled when 2 lbs of boron per acre are applied to the canola field with no visual anomalies.