Sep 21, 2018
Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise (Anne and Kate)
A Simple Solution to the Global Health Problem of Iron Deficiency

Anaemia is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world, affecting 30 percent of the world’s population. But Canadian scientists have come up with an ingenius solution, and it’s so simple, it fits in the palm of your hand.

Meet a chunk of iron that will give adults 75 percent of their daily recommended iron intake, and close to 100 percent for kids.

The idea came to University of Guelph public health researcher, Christopher Charles, during a trip to Cambodia six years ago, when he realized how widespread anaemia was. He saw the disorder was stunting the children’s development and leaving the women so tired they were unable to work.