Wednesday, October 24, 2007

the Plumpy'Nut revolution

(I learned about this on CBS 60 Minutes, from the capable reporting of Anderson Cooper...)

There is overdue genius in the creation of Plumpy'Nut, a peanut-based food designed for the hungry children of the world. It's a great advance over powdered milk, or whatever they used to use. Plumpy'Nut is neatly packaged, requires no preparation, has a long shelf life, and is supplemented with the kinds of nutrients that starving children in places like Niger and Haiti need. But what I really like is that it represents a whole new kind of product: food designed and packaged for the unfed as opposed to the overfed. What's next -- housing for the homeless?


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