Plagues and Famines: Better Not to Know?

Have you wondered if maybe it's better not to know about great suffering? After all, does knowing help?Maybe it's happened to you: you read an eyewitness account of famine, perhaps visit a developing country and see firsthand what extreme poverty looks like, and, turning back to your own life, you're not sure how to go on as you have been.You have a fridge. And it's big. And full.And not only do you have shoes, but you have more than one pair. And they fit you properly and are in … [Read more...]

Plagues and Famines: better not to know? (part 1)

Have you wondered if maybe it's better not to know about great suffering? After all, does knowing help?Maybe it's happened to you: you read an eyewitness account of famine, perhaps visit a developing country and see firsthand what extreme poverty looks like, and, turning back to your own life, you're not sure how to go on as you have been.You have a fridge. And it's big. And full.And not only do you have shoes, but you have more than one pair. And they fit you properly and are in … [Read more...]

Plumpy-Nut: the paste that fights starvation?

Have you heard of Plumpy'nut?It's a brownish goo made from peanut paste, vegetable oil, powdered milk, powdered sugar, vitamins, and minerals known as a Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). A month of Plumpy'nut can bring back from the brink of death to starvation to a place of stability and health. It's saving lives in Somalia as we speak.One of the things that makes Plumpy'nut so highly effective is the fact that it can be administered at home with no preparation or special equipment. … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X