Feeding the Hungry with Peanuts

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)

Southern Peanut Grower Conference Photo Album

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: