(FOX Providence) - Hunger and malnutrition worldwide continues to be a majorproblem. But, a local entrepreneur is helping with a product thatcould really make a difference. And right now it's helping with thedevastation in Haiti.
Navyn Salem, Executive Director of Edesia joined The Rhode Showto talk more about it.
As a new non-profit organization, Edesia is proud to be doingits part to end the silent hunger crisis. Edesia will be producingready-to-use food solutions, partnering with stakeholders, andfacilitating collaborations worldwide. The lead product,Plumpy’nut®, has been revolutionary in the treatment ofsevere acute malnutrition. In 2008 alone, an estimated 1.5 millionchildren in over 60 countries received the life-savingtreatment.