Friday, 14 September 2007

The Peanut Solution. But Vest say's, "The peanut Scheme of the Fifties was a Failure."

A kind blogger has sent me information on how to upgrade the nutrition of the starving African people.
Chicago: The simple way to feed thousands starving in Africa? Peanut Butter.
In a US study, nearly 3000 malnourished chidren were treated with an enriched peanut butter mixture. Of those, 89 per cent of the severely malnourished children and 85 per cent of the moderately malnourished children recovered.
The recovery rate for given standard therapies is less than 50 per cent.
"The peanut butter feeding has been a Quantum leap in feeding malnourished children in Africa" Dr Mark Manary said.

Vest say's without researching, I recall the British Govt's Failure of the East African groundnut scheme in the fifties, when equal to a $125,000000 was poured into an ill fated scheme to provide food and vegetable oil for Africans and British people. Of course that figure in todays terms would be more like $12,500,000,000.
The tumultous task was abandoned by the Brit Govt and the United Africa Co. Land and root clearing in virgin bush land, Killer Bees and the Tsetse Fly put the boot in too.
If you require more info, Google: The groundnut scheme.

9 comments:

wally said...

vesty I have a peanut alergy so what happens to those who dont eat peanuts.

Vest said...

Wally: I have suspected in the past you had a nutter problem but to be allergic to nuts can be a serious problem. However, there are other new gastronomical delights in the offing within my next post.

amy...swansea said...

Poor wally, bad enough being one, fancy being alergic to one's self

lower deck lawyer said...

STATING THE OBVIOUS.

London: Campaigners yesterday attacked "Obvious" public information posters such as a police poster urging people: "Don't Commit Crime".
The plain English campaign also highlights "Warning: Platform ends here" on rail Stations and "May cause drowsiness" on sleeping pills.
A spokesman also cited packets of nuts labelled "Warning: contains nuts," adding the "best" was a sign reading "Caution: water on road during rain".

Anonymous said...

my girl was living on peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast luch and dinner when she was broke

Jim said...

Jim said...
my question for u VEST

given the choice of living in GOA
and earning peanuts in dollar terms

wud u rather opt for US
and earn ten times as much
but where the quality of life is SHIT compared to GOA

GOA is a paradise on earth
and the living is cheap

gordon the baker said...

Cricket boxes are great nut protectors and some times worn by lady wicket keepers to prevent lost balls ;))))

Jim said...

answer the question VEST

Vest said...

Jim: You have forgotten the 'Please' word.
Jim: My income is far beyond the average retirement income, so getting off my ass to work is out of the 'Q'.
Living in Goa would no doubt elevate my standard of living to filthy rich Indian standard; with a brace of flunkies thrown in to ease the pain of domestic chores.
However, having experienced that style of living both in Hong Kong and Singapore, it does not always compensate for the loss of familiar friends(I do have friends)and some amicable relatives, plus the the environment we are familiar with.
I have visited at least 78 different foriegn countries and localities; some several times and can vouch for the general opinion that the other mans grass is not always greener, then again, to return to Britain in the dead of winter after two years of sun and comfort can be awfully depressing and tends to throw that theory out of gear. My present locality on the Central Coast of New South Wales in good ole Strayer mate is the best I could wish for.
As for Goa, it is without doubt a great option for retirement but to live and work there for peanuts would be out of the Q for me, maybe a visit first hand would would give a clearer unbiased picture.
Anyhow, have a lovely day everyone, wherever you live.

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