Junk food or humanitarian aid?

There are currently an estimated 195 million children suffering from malnutrition around the world, according to the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders. The problem is compounded by the politics surrounding global food aid programmes, with critics concerned that supplies donated consist of nutritionally inadequate fortified corn-soy flours that fail to provide the nutrients young children need most. On this episode, we ask: Is the West dumping its substandard food on the developing world? Do international food donors really provide sustainable aid or are they actually part of the problem? How can the West really help the world’s poor to beat malnutrition?

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