SupeRice is my prize. Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) Director Mario Capanzana (middle) congratulates school children who won packs of SupeRice in a mini-quiz show during the SupeRice launch Nov. 22 at San Felipe town of Zambales. SupeRice is one of the Department of Science and Technology’s answers to the problem of micronutrient malnutrition in the country. Spearheading the commercialization of SupeRice in San Felipe are Dr. Imelda Agdeppa, FNRI research team leader (leftmost); Mayor Carolina Pariñas (second from left); DOST provincial Director Bernadette Montevirgen (second from right); and local officials (in green). Superice, an iron-fortified rice developed by FNRI-DOST, contains 6 mg iron per 100 gram rice. About 4 to 6 cups of cooked Superice, approximately a day's intake, already meets the daily iron requirement of the body. (Framelia V. Anonas, S&T Media Service)

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