Patents Being Used To Keep Starving Children From Getting Therapeutic Food Paste
from the promoting-the-progress-of-malnutrition dept
The article highlights a lawsuit that has been filed by some US organizations, looking to make and distribute a competitor called Re:vive, trying to invalidate the Nutriset patent. This isn't a small issue either -- millions of children are starving, and a recent study by UNICEF found that relying on a single supplier, like Nutriset, would not be enough to match the need, and could be a very unreliable way to help save malnourished children. It's amazing that patents are being used to prevent the more efficient and economic delivery of food to malnourished children, but that's what you get when you build up a world mentality that believes concepts like this can be "owned" and controlled by a single party.