“Almost seven million children could become dangerously undernourished this year, a stark report has warned, amid growing concerns that the fallout from the pandemic will kill more people than the coronavirus itself.” [Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)]
The coronavirus poses a grim choice to millions of people in developing countries: between leaving their homes and working, which risks infection and possible death from the virus, and lockdown, which risks deeper poverty and starvation. But that is not all. As food becomes scarce in such countries, the resulting malnutrition causes weakened immunity and increases the risk of chronic diseases developing. With the right approach, however, such outcomes can be avoided.
In his recent Open Letter, Dr. Rath makes the following recommendations to governments and politicians in developing countries:
Governments and politicians from developing countries who would like to work with us to develop school and community gardening programs are invited to contact us.