On the get-go, those who need to be on board must be on board”, DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina L. Guevara said in kicking off the session at the roundtable discussion (RTD) for the Nutrigenomics R&D Framework on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at the Dusit Thani Manila.
The Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) received the DOST Best Institute Award for having the highest number of Utility Model Registration Awardees for 2019. The seven (7) utility models are: Instant Food from Taro, Complementary Snack Foods with Carrots using High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT), Thermally Processed Instant Lumpia (Spring Roll) Sauce, Gluten-Free Pasta Noodles, Ready to Drink Beta-Carotene-Rich juices, Process of Making Boiled-Dehulled Sorghum Flour, and Acid-modified Sorghum Starch and Process of making the same.
Data on individual food consumption are needed to better inform agriculture and food policymakers at global, national and sub-national levels and make them more mindful of individual nutrition. Food consumption data disaggregated by sex and age will help assess the dietary exposure to food safety hazards, identify the main sources of these hazards and carry out risk analysis.