–Gov’t to promote cassava as an alternative to barley, promotes the world’s second-largest beer company Aimed at Beating African Homebrews
SABMiller, the world’s second-largest beer company, has strategically ventured into Cassava Beer Aimed at Beating African Homebrews in a territory that has unmatched unquenchable thirst for alcohol. SABMiller wants to cash in on Uganda’s oil boom, and knows very well that many oil deals will be done over a beer.
As I read – ” Government is to promote the growing of cassava to help substitute barley in manufacturing industries”, I think of a few reasons for such a statement; the first one is money from Bill and Melinda Gates foundation in exchange for Developing Genetically Modified Cassava in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Either way, this recipe of a philanthropist, a brewer, the government and cassava fermented in “The Drunkest County of the world”, will sooner rather than later cost poor citizens in more ways than one.
“There’s a huge problem with drinking in Uganda and most African countries,” says University of North Dakota neuroscience professor Sharon Wilsnack, who studies alcohol-related behavior. “The sad thing is that they have so many other problems that drinking doesn’t get much attention, yet they’re all connected. If you’re drunk all the time, you can’t get job training and climb out of poverty.” – by Anneli Rufus
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–Barley’s Health Benefits outstrip those of Cassava’s, yet it is being sidestepped.
-Uganda promotes cassava over barley and WHO lauds her over nutrition drive!