PATH’s UItra Rice technology has been selected as a finalist in the online competition Improved Nutrition: Solutions through Innovation, sponsored by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and Ashoka’s Changemakers. The competition recognizes ideas that demonstrate innovation, social impact, and sustainability in ensuring that good nutrition is within reach for everyone.
Your vote counts! Visit the Changemakers website to cast your vote for Ultra Rice by February 8. (Registration is required.)
To address micronutrient malnutrition, PATH and partners developed Ultra Rice, a manufactured grain specially fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. About 2.5 billion people eat rice every day in the developing world, making the staple food a promising vehicle for micronutrient fortification. Fortified Ultra Rice grains are blended with traditional rice to provide the nutrients that local diets may lack. Ultra Rice can also deliver micronutrients to large segments of the population without requiring radical changes in people’s food consumption patterns.
Ultra Rice is a registered trademark in the United States of Bon Dente International, Inc.
Posted January 28, 2010.