1. Flour to be fortified with folic acid under Government plans  The Telegraph
  2. Folic acid to be added to flour to help protect babies from birth defects such as spina bifida  Daily Mail
  3. Consultation launched into adding folic acid to flour  Sky News
  4. Folic acid: Consultation starts on plan to fortify flour  BBC News
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Flour will be fortified with folic acid under government plans to prevent birth defects.Flour will be fortified with folic acid under government plans to prevent birth defects.

Flour to be fortified with folic acid under Government plans 

Folic acid, which is also known as vitamin B9, is essential to healthy development during early pregnancy and a deficiency can lead to neural tube defects in the foetus like spina bifida.Folic acid, which is also known as vitamin B9, is essential to healthy development during early pregnancy and a deficiency can lead to neural tube defects in the foetus like spina bifida.

Folic acid to be added to flour to help protect babies from birth defects such as spina bifida | Daily Mail Online

The government is consulting on the plan, aimed at preventing birth defects such as spina bifida.The government is consulting on the plan, aimed at preventing birth defects such as spina bifida.

Folic acid: Consultation starts on plan to fortify flour - BBC News

Adding folic acid to flour could cut the number of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies in the UK, according to experts.Adding folic acid to flour could cut the number of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies in the UK, according to experts.

Consultation launched into adding folic acid to flour | UK News | Sky News

“200 birth defects a year could be prevented under new plans to fortify flour 🍞 with folic acid Birth defects such as spina bifida can have a devastating impact on a person and their family Around 1,000 pregnancies are diagnosed each year in the UK-with over 40% of cases fatal”

Dr Ellie on Twitter: "200 birth defects a year could be prevented under new plans to fortify flour 🍞 with folic acid Birth defects such as spina bifida can have a devastating impact on a person and their family Around 1,000 pregnancies are diagnosed each year in the UK-with over 40% of cases fatal"