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Open Letter on acidic mine water decanting from West Rand Basin

Acid mine drainage in the West Rand, South Africa, is posing a severe threat to water, soil and human health …activist Mariette Liefferink published an open letter to Pam Yako Director General of the Department of Water Affairs.  She calls on Ms Yako to use her lawful prerogative to engage responsible parties on acidic mine [...]

June 21st, 2009
Topic: Environment, Food Security, Pollution, health, malnutrition Tags: None

Nutritional supplement for HIV/AIDS and malnourished patients questionable?

Major aid organisations are promoting the use and distribution of PlumpyNut for severely malnourished people and for people suffering from HIV/AIDS.
However, this nutritional supplement may be a misguided and dangerous response, and its sustainability as a way to improve food security is questionable.
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June 1st, 2009
Topic: Food Security, malnutrition Tags: None