SANAA, 19 June 2008 (IRIN) - Health
officials have started a campaign to persuade people to eat bread made
of mixed grains and whole wheat in a bid to tackle malnutrition and counteract
soaring wheat prices. Yemen imports some 95 percent of its wheat.
Ismael Muharram, head of the Ministry
of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Authority, said many consumers preferred
white bread, which is devoid of bran, even though bran is nutritious and
has a high fibre content, he said.
"Bran is generally used for animal
fodder," he told IRIN.
Mixed grain bread is made of wheat and