North American food scientist and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor emeritus Nevin Scrimshaw produced many achievements in the fight to reduce protein, iodine and iron deficiencies and the development of nutrient supplements to reduce malnutrition in children in developing countries.
In the video interview he describes the founding and achievements of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP), where he led the development of Incaparina, an inexpensive fortified mixture of corn and cottonseed flours that is now given to most Guatemalan children in their first year to fight protein deficiency. His support for establishing steady progress in food quality has led to substantial improvements in the lives of millions of people around the world. In 1991 he won the World Food Prize.
Scrimshaw died on 8 February 2013.
- Video interview part I (The establishment of the INCAP)
- Video interview part II (Major achievements of the INCAP)
- Video interview part III (The role of PAHO)
- Video interview part I V (His work after INCAP)
- Video interview part V (Concluding Remarks)