Like they do flouride. Perhaps this should be in Great Debates, or perhaps it may move there. I’ll let the mods rule.
My spina bifida fact sheet says up to **70 % of neural tube defects ** could be prevented with folic acid. Spina bifida is a neural tube defect in which the baby’s backbone doesn’t close completely in the womb.
This can range from a minor issue with a small gap or defect in the bones to leg paralysis, bladder, and bowel problems for life.
On top of which, some may need to walk in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives.
So why don’t we just bypass the whole thing and put all the vitamins we need in our drinking water? Even poor people will get them, and at least we’ll be better nourished.