How Forgotten Local Plants Could Ease Malnutrition in East Timor
|01/09/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The Australian owners of a restaurant in East Timor are hoping to use their passion for the local cuisine to combat malnutrition in the tiny Southeast Asian nation.
East Timor has Asia’s worst rates of child malnutrition, with more than 50 percent of children suffering from stunting – a condition that permanently affects their mental and physical development – according to the United Nations.
But this is not primarily due to a shortage of food – instead, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF blames a lack of education and knowledge about local foods.
Development worker turned restaurateur Mark Notaras said traditional dishes like batar read more >>>