Of PCBs, Doxins, GMOs and Monsanto

Just last week I had a GMO-related spat on twitter with a so-called professor, @calestous. He was of the opinion that biotechnology, mostly genetically engineering of food, could save the world (especially Africa) from global hunger, but he works for the same government that was the first to legalize GMOs, so I was not surprised to read his article about this BS. Continue reading


Health is Wealth

Health care is one of the most expensive services in the world today. In the developing world like Kenya, it costs an arm and a leg to get some dignified health care and treatment. For instance, a heart transplant at the Nairobi Hospital may set you back KES 10 million/USD 100 000 and the same procedure costs ten times less in India, considering travelling expenses and what not. This is largely caused by lack of adequate medical infrastructure, brain drain and incompetence by active practitioners. Continue reading