- "The story goes back to the 1920s, and it takes place in a bakery in a country (Canada) where hundreds of thousands of children were suffering painful and debilitating effects of rickets."
- "McGroarty’s patent formula used a compound called ergosterol, which is a steroid alcohol found in fungi that converts to Vitamin D when irradiated with UV light."
- "He added it to yeast, irradiated it with quartz lamps, and used that yeast to make Vitamin D-enriched bread."
Note Vitamin D fortified Milk was started a few years later - not at Govt demand
- Fortification with Vitamin D category listing has
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- Vitamin D3 fortified bread better than supplement – RCT April 2016
- 5000 IU of vitamin D in daily bread substantially improved quality of life in nursing home – May 2014
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