Transhumanists target hunger with soy-based nutrition in third world communities

| | June 24, 2014
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Can DIY-Soylent cure the pangs of World Hunger? Can the alchemists of future food collect sufficient funds to fill the bellies of famished children?

Powderedfoods.com believes YES. On June 11, they launched a crowdfunding campaign – their weighty ambition is to ship 3 million calories to The Philippines, enough chemical chow to satiate every starving young student at San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy for 2 weeks.

Recipients are the Alangyan Mangyan, an indigenous tribe in the mountain jungles of Mindoro island. Malnourished, isolated, largely illiterate, with parasitical worms, tuberculosis, diarrhea, measles, no clean water and no sewage systems, the Alangyan Mangyan are “the poorest of the poor” – earning an average of $30/month.

San Lorenzo Ruiz Academy is a “reservation school” that provides K-8 education to 140 children. Student family members dwell on the school property, elevating the population to 300. Mangyan subsist here on root crops, snails, rats, insects, fruit, and neighbor’s rice left over on stalks after harvests. T

Read the full, original story: Transhumanists Against Hunger

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