Peanut Butter Miracle
Webster-Kirkwood Times Online, by: Fran Mannino
August 27, 2010
Peanut butter - that everyday staple of children's lunches - is remarkably similar to a product playing a major role in the ongoing battle against global malnutrition. Documenting its use in Haiti are filmmakers Frank Popper of Webster Groves and Lori Dowd, vice president of program development at Avatar Studios in St. Louis. The peanut butter product at the center of the film is known in Haiti as "Medika Mamba" or "peanut butter medicine." It is being produced and distributed in Haiti through the non-profit Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) organization.