Karnataka, an Indian state near the southern tip of the country, is a hot place most of the year. It's a rainy place for much of year as well, averaging 160 inches annually in the wettest areas along its coast with the Arabian Sea. Its subtropical climate is an ideal place to grow rice. Locals depend on the crop, with the vast majority of Indians consuming the grain every day. But rice as a staple can leave a lot to be desired as a complete food. While a cup of white rice contains 10 percent of the recommended daily calories and 15 percent of carbohydrates, it contains very little in the way of essential vitamins and minerals, including iron. For a population that depends on it so much, what rice lacks can contribute to high rates of anemia and children who are underweight and behind in their physical development. 'More than 50 percent of India's women and children suffer from anemia. More than 30 percent of India's children under 5 are stunted and underweight,' said Dr. Arvind Betigeri, PATH's Head of Rice Fortification in India. PATH is a leading international nonprofit focused on innovation. Traditional rice is not a great brain food. The malnutrition effects are real. Making a better rice is no small nutritional mountain to climb. But what if you could combine a century's worth of Abbott science-based nutrition expertise and Abbott Fund investment with PATH's innovative technology and on-the-ground expertise? Can you create an even better fortified rice, one that looks and tastes and smells like the rice people know and love while being packed with vitamins and minerals to fortify malnourished bodies and minds? Abbott and PATH have come up with one.