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DOST-assisted food products in vendo machine

Monday, July 23, 2018 12:09 AM    Views : 392by:Rodolfo P. de Guzman, S&T Media Service
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DOST-assisted food products in vendo machine. Guests can now grab some yummy snacks and refreshing drinks at the drop of some coins or paper bills while visiting the exhibits at the 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). Held on July 17-21, 2018 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, the NSTW features among others the Innovation Lounge of the OneSTore Hub which houses this vendo. The vendo dispenses products DOST-assisted enterprises through the flagship program called Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program or SETUP. Products available include Mahi-Mahi chips, chili sauce and other condiments, Bugnay wine and Civet coffee from Kalinga, crunchy peanut butter, local chocolate bars from GenSan, Chicharabao chicharon and cornik snacks from the Cagayan and Ilocos regions, laing from Bico, specialty sardines, guyabano tea, and others. Meanwhile, all products on display at the shelves at the Marketplace section are also available online through the DOST shopping portal called OneSTore.ph.  (Text by Rodolfo P. de Guzman, S&T Media Service)

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" The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is located in Los Baños, Laguna Philippines. The leading rice exporter is Thailand, followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino, was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice variety that launched Asia's "Green Revolution." In 1970, Dr. Ricardo Lantican of Los Baños led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from the Southern leaf blight. "

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