A prototypical AZ World story: the power of NGOs, and more to the point, Bill Gates as an NGO.
"Bill Gates thinks he's got a brilliant idea: fighting malnutrition abroad by fortifying food.
The scheme, backed with $50 million from the Gates Foundation, in part encourages Proctor & Gamble, Philip Morris' Kraft, and other companies to develop vitamin and iron-fortified processed foods. It then facilitates their entry into Third World markets."
One paragraph mentions a very compelling story I would like to know more about, namely the Brazilian town of Belo Horizonte which declared food a "right of citizenship," which apparently led to a series of innovations which run counter to Gates' brute-force technological solution of introducing more processed foods, etc.Posted by tmonkey at May 23, 2002 05:57 PM