Social Entrepreneurship. September 2010 Harvard Business Review. “If you’re not thinking about [social entrepreneurial] collaboration, you’ll soon be guilty of strategy malpractice.”. F our Keys to Building a Successful Social Entrepreneurial Organization. Four Keys.
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Harvard Business Review
“If you’re not thinking about [social entrepreneurial] collaboration, you’ll soon be guilty of strategy malpractice.”
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#2 Create an Innovative New Solution
#3 Tap into the Passion of the Public
#4 Find New Ways to Fairly Compensate Participants
“Malnutrition kills five million children under the age of five each year in developing countries.”
“Between one-third to one-half of all childhood deaths in the world are linked to malnutrition.”
– New York Times
Malnutrition affects more than 925 million people globally. In developed countries it is under diagnosed and undertreated because it is largely unrecognizable.
What might these two kids have in common?
Both could be dramatically undernourished.
Study shows that odds of being overweight or obese were 80.8% higher for children deficient in essential vitamins and minerals.
JAAIM, Fall 2010
Approximately 90% of the money Americans spend on food is used to buy processed food.
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1999
“A lot of what we see in the supermarket I would argue is not really food. It’s what I call edible, food-like substances.”
Documentary Food, Inc.
Larger Fruits and Vegetables Mean More Plentiful but Less Potent Bounty
By MEGAN CARPENTER
March 1, 2006 —Fruits and veggies aren't what they used to be, new data suggests.
Of the 13 major nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, six have declined substantially, according to a study by Donald Davis, a biochemist at the University of Texas at Austin.
Using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Davis concludes that recently grown crops have shown decreases of up to 38 percent in protein, calcium, vitamin C, phosphorus, iron and riboflavin when compared with produce from past decades.
What accounts for this negative trend? Like any other competitive industry, farmers' attempts to drive up profits have led them to use new techniques to increase production, Davis said. The faster-grown fruits don't have as much time to develop the nutrients.
"Farmers get paid by the weight of a crop, not by amount of nutrients," Davis said. He called this the "dilution effect": As fruits and vegetables grown in the United States become larger and more plentiful, they provide fewer vitamins and minerals.
“It’s as though the food industry and the medical industry are conspiring against the consumer.”
that profits from growing fruits and
vegetables bigger and faster
that profits from making
inexpensive “food-like substances”
that profits from the management of poor health
associated with poor nutrition
The life expectancy of U.S. kids might actually
decline, according to a 2005 study published in
The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Foods are comprised of synergistic blends of various nutrients bound together into what’s called the food matrix.
It is the food matrix, not its individual nutritional constituents, that best supports human biological processes.
Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 65, No. 10
What do people really want?
#1. Study using synthetic beta carotene and Vitamin E halted.
29,000 male smokers were given synthetic beta carotene and synthetic Vitamin E. The study was stopped when rates of lung cancer, heart attacks and death increased. – New England Journal of Medicine, 1994.
#2. Birth defects increased for women on synthetic supplements.
22,000 pregnant women were given synthetic Vitamin A. The study was halted because birth defects increased 400%. – New England Journal of Medicine, 1995.
A meta-analysis of 47 clinical trials found that the supplementation of synthetic forms of vitamin A, beta carotene, and vitamin E, at doses larger than commonly found in a balanced diet, actually increased mortality risk.
Researchers pointed out that their observations do not apply to natural antioxidants [vitamins] such as those found in fruits and vegetables.
February 28, 2007
“Minerals are generally recovered by mining ores or from byproducts of chemical processes. Tests have shown that the minerals contained in the most popular brands of multivitamins do not dissolve (they are not soluble) in either the stomach or small intestine. They probably pass through the body without being absorbed.”
Minerals and Diet, Burt D. Ensley, PhD
Plants uptake minerals through their root systems, predigest them and then bond them into a food matrix. This provides for increased solubility.
Patented hydroponic growing techniques and new whole-food stabilizing processes provide for standardized, food-based nutrients.
Technology Patent Filed 2007
The first Journal of Glycobiologywas published. In less than 10 years, the science of glycobiology had exploded to become one of the “hottest” new fields of medical and nutritional research.
*Galactose N-acetylneuraminic acid
*Only two are commonly found in our diet
Harper’s Biochemistry Vol. 24. 1996
“Cell surface sugar [structures] are necessary for proper recognition and immune function.”
Nature, Vol. 373. Feb 16, 1995
Immune cells read the cell surface sugar structures on other cells to determine if they’re healthy, need repair or need to be destroyed.
When cells turn against the body, as in degenerative type functions, research has shown that sugars are missing from their glycoprotein structures.
“Removing a sugar [from its cell surface structures] turns protective antibodies (repair cells) into attackers.”
Capitalizing on Carbohydrates, 1991
Rockefeller University, July 4, 2007
In 1998, executives from 22 companies met to discuss how to develop drug-based glycocompound therapeutics.
Archer Daniels Midland Merck
Bayer AG MIT
Dow Chemical Monsanto Life Sciences
Dupont Proctor & Gamble
Genentech Stanford University
Medicine’s Last Frontier
Building Better Drugs from Sugars
(Synthesized Sugar Structures)
Scientific American, July, 2002
Altered glycoprotein structures might be a result of dietary deficiency of vital sugars.
Father of Nutritional Glycobiology
“The notion that any saccharide mixture will improve health is flawed…”
“It’s none of our business as glycobiologists if nutraceutical companies want to sell bark extracts. When they begin to tie it to our discipline, that is a problem.”
2 November 2007, Vol. 318
An open-label dosing study to evaluate the safety and effects of dietary plant-derived polysaccharide supplement on the N-glycosylation status of serum glycoproteins in healthy subjects
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Five million children under the age of five die each year from malnutrition.
“Social Entrepreneurship is not about a few extraordinary people saving the day for everyone else. At its deepest level, it is about revealing possibilities that are currently unseen and releasing the capacity within each person to reshape a part of the world. It does not require an elite education; it requires a back-pack.”