domingo, fevereiro 05, 2006
Kenyan kids are not going to eat dog food…
Kenya's government is outraged by an offer of food aid from a New Zealand dog food manufacturer to help the 4m people hit by drought. According Christine Drummond, the owner of a factory of dog food in New Zealand, the nutritional supplement she was offering was "definitely not dog food". It is "a high-powered food full of nutrients. It tastes yummy," she said. Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua told Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper that any food aid must be up to standard. "Kenyan children are not in such shortage of food to resort to eating dog food," he said.
Christine Drummond said that the food she was offering could feed 160 children for 2 month.
There are 18 million people in Kenya living with less than 1 US dollar/day and 4 million at risk of starvation.
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Picture from de BBC site.