New Contest Produces Domestic and International Winners
posted on June 9, 2009
The winners have been announced in this year’s new IFT Student Association competition, “Developing Solutions for Developing Countries.” The competition drew 32 finalists from around the world that were narrowed down to six finalists, half from academic institutions based in the U.S. and Canada, and the other half from academic institutions from outside North America. A winner, second, and third place were selected for both the domestic and international finalists.
1st place: University of Minnesota with Pushtikor, a dried mix made from ground lentils and dried potatoes that could be used to sustainably address the problem of malnutrition among pregnant women in Bangladesh.
2nd place: Cornell University with Solana Plus, a shelf-stable, fortified potato-flake product that could be produced through the formation of farming cooperatives.
3rd place: Washington State University with Tu Mazi, a nutritious, all-natural beverage powder that blends fruit and milk designed to serve the needs of people in Africa.
1st place: Students from Wageningen, Netherlands with SOR-MITE, a cereal product enriched with termite protein that is designed to aid in the alleviation of chronic hunger in Africa.
2nd place: University of Pretoria, South Africa with PUCOMA, a ready-to-eat, blended weaning food in retortable pouches targeted to sub-Saharan African populations and designed to help reduce the consequences of malnutrition.
3rd place: Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia with instant noodles made from corn, high protein content, and iron-rich formulation, formulated to combat nutritional deficiencies among pregnant women in Southeast Asia.
This new competition is sponsored by General Mills.