Feeding the Hungry with Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman2008 Conference, Audio, NewsLeave a Comment

The potential for the peanut-based product known as Plumpy’nut to fight global famine is tremendous, according to Jeff Johnson of Birdsong Peanut Company.

Jeff Johnson“It’s revolutionized saving the lives of severely malnourished children in Africa, saving tens of thousands of lives,” Jeff says. “The demand in Africa alone could be 1.2 billion pounds.”

“If the USAID devoted just ten percent of their $120 million food budget to something like this, they could potentially save five million lives,” he adds.

Listen to an interview with Jeff here:

Listen To MP3Jeff Johnson (3:30 min MP3)

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