G8’s First Ever Farm Summit – Camels To The Rescue…
TOLUCA LAKE, CA, March 2, 2009 – Camel Power Now (CPN), an advocacy Group headquartered here, is petitioning this special Summit to consider establishing camel milking stations to feed the starving in Africa. The Summit will be held April 18-20 in Cison di Valmarino, Italy.
“It’s so frustrating to see people starving when so many countries have this replenishable, indigenous food resource right in front of their eyes,” says, Kam Kaminske, Founder of CPN. “With the recurrence of stem rust that will be affecting wheat crops, the lack of food in areas already devastated by famine will be tragic. We need to use the resource of camel’s milk NOW.”
In November, a proposal was made to Kenyan ministers to feed camel’s milk to infants suffering from severe malnutrition in its northern territories. The project (still awaiting funding) involves training camel herders in sterile milk collection techniques and facilitating the milk’s immediate distribution to children.
Why camel’s milk? With nearly 15 million dromedary camels worldwide, and 1 million of them in Kenya, not only do they represent a readily renewable food resource, but the composition of camel’s milk also makes it a nutritional “food” star, as it contains 3 times more vitamin C and 10 times more iron than cow’s milk. Additionally, because of its unique anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, it has been used experimentally in the treatment of TB, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Lupus, Cancers, Autism, Hepatitis C and food allergies.
“There are existing humanitarian organizations that could add camel milking stations to their current efforts,” Kaminske continued. “CPN’s goal is to get concerned World citizens to realize that this project can change the face of hunger.” For more information or to sign the petition, go to www.camelpowernow.com.
Nomadic peoples of Africa & Asia have been drinking camel’s milk for several thousand years, sometimes using it as the sole source of sustenance in times of drought. The milking station proposal involves training nomadic herders (pastoralists) in safe & sterile milk collection techniques. The herders would be paid a fair amount for their milk (thereby helping those communities economically), and then the pails would be transported to a central milking station (collection center) where milk could be immediately distributed to starvation stricken villagers.
Camel Power NOW is an advocacy group intent on making people aware that there is a renewable, underutilized food resource indigenous to many Third World countries that could be feeding the starving NOW. There are existing humanitarian organizations that could add camel milking stations to their current efforts, particularly in Africa. Our goal is to get concerned World citizens talking about how this concept can change the face of hunger - and make that change happen.
Yes, we can!
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Kalvin the Kamel is an American camel, descended from a member of 1856’s U.S. Camel Corps experiment. His original purpose was to help teach children about American history & geography (and about growing up), but he has now found an even greater purpose to lend his visage to promote.
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