President Benigno S. Aquino III has cited the Food and Nutrition Research
Institute (FNRI) for seeking methodologies that can help alleviate hunger,
malnutrition, and poverty in the country.
"As an active working arm of the Department of Science and Technology, the
FNRI, along with your partner organizations, remains committed to seeking
methodologies to improve the food and nutrition sector," the Chief
Executive said in his message to FNRI on the occasion of the 39th FNRI
Seminar Series on Food and Nutrition Researches and S&T (Science and
In cooperation with the Food and Nutrition Employees Association Inc., the
FNRI, which is under the DOST, opened on Thursday the two-day seminar at
the FNRI Auditorium of the DOST Compound in Bicutan, Taguig. The event will
end on Friday.
"A healthy mind and a strong body makes a productive citizen; this is why
we count food security and proper nutrition as fundamental in empowering
our people,” the President said.
The President underscored the need to integrate science and technology in
order to meet the global challenges.
"As we do this, let us also strengthen our solidarity in cascading the
benefits of reform to our countrymen, especially those who have
historically been relegated to the margins of society. Together, let us
seize the opportunities that are afforded us by this era of change," he
said. PND (js)