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Asia Pacific: DuPont Nutrition & Health launches scholars’ awards

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DuPont Nutrition & Health announces the first edition of its pan-India food science program titled DuPont NutriScholars Awards (DNA) for food science and technology students to pioneer ideation of ethnic Indian foods and beverages.

The DNA 2017 edition features award categories – Best Innovation in Local Foods, Most Nutritious Food Idea and Ultimate Health & Wellness Food Creation.

DuPont Nutrition & Health has partnered with F1rst, a specialist business research and consultancy organization to launch the program to more than 150 universities and institutions in the country.

The DNA will run in two phases ending September 15 and November 30 this year respectively.

Nine winners across three award categories will be announced in December 2017.

“To solve food-related challenges such as under-nutrition, diet-related diseases and developing authentic taste and texture, we must drive innovation, build knowledge and share expertise,” said Parth Patel, business director, DuPont Nutrition & Health, South Asia.

“We need concrete solutions that benefit both food manufacturers as well as consumers.”

“The DuPont NutriScholars Awards strengthens our objective of bringing innovative food ideas in local and ethnic food industry using DuPont Danisco range of ingredients.”