Friday, July 18, 2008

Plumpynut: The New Penicillin

The hunger and starvation problem that reaches every country and community in the world has been discussed for years and years. It has become a story that is covered so nonchalantly on the news, causing people to often overlook ways in which we can help improve the situation. One group that has not been distracted is “Doctors Without Borders”. This Nobel Prize winning relief group has recently discovered a way in which we can all make a difference in a starving child’s life.

Their creation is a mixture called Plumpynut. This food source of peanut butter, powdered milk and powdered sugar is enriched with all the nutrients that are important for young children to eat as they grow. One day’s worth of Plumpynut costs us only $1 to create. The effects of Plumpynut are as great as the impact of penicillin to the starving children, says chief nutritionist Dr. Tectonidis.

By donating, or even simply researching and becoming more aware of the ways in which we can improve others lives, we can begin making changes. Plumpynut is one of the most important steps that has been taken to turn around malnutrition in the world, why wouldn’t you want to have a hand in the change?

Doctors Without Borders