Sprinkles: Vitamins for the World
While leading-edge scientist release the huge story about (not anymore) “junk” DNA, which actually contains 80% regulatory sequences for genes, it’s worth remembering how much biomedical suffering can be relieved by simple remedies like Sprinkles–vitamin supplements for the world. Nearly half the world’s children lack iron, as well as other micronutrients, tiny amounts of which can make the difference between life and death; or between a good life and stunted growth. Countries such as Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, and Bangladesh have undertaken national programs to provide vitamin Sprinkles to put in children’s food. The families of these children are so lacking in education that they have no concept of why the vitamins are needed; they often fear the color or image on the package. But where Sprinkles go, children’s health makes huge strides forward.