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PATH and World Vision have teamed up to test a “rice fortification method” in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world.

It is the first time this strategy to fighting malnutrition will be tried in Africa.

PATH calls it Ultra Rice. I like to call it super-fantastic fake rice. Ultra Rice is basically “manufactured” rice-shaped pasta (made from rice) which has had blended into it essential nutrients often lacking in the diets of poor people. Some inventors in Bellingham originally came up with idea, which PATH refined. Continue reading