Fortitech initiative takes on global malnutrition
November 04, 2008
by Jeff Gelski
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Fortitech, Inc. has launched the World Initiative for Nutrition (WIN) to aid in the fight against global malnutrition. WIN will work with governmental and non-governmental organizations, ingredient suppliers, local food mills and manufacturers to develop and deliver nutritional solutions.
Francoise Chome will serve as director of WIN. She previously worked for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Foundation where she was responsible for launching and maintaining food fortification programs that reached more than 280 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
"I think one of WIN’s greatest strengths is its ability to deliver innovative, cutting-edge solutions that may not be apparent upon first glance of a project," said Walt Borisenok, president and chief executive officer of Schenectady-based Fortitech. "We make it our responsibility to look at an application from every angle to determine the optimum mix of nutrients and market forms, along with the best method to integrate them to achieve a successful end product."