Chicken Industry

“South Africa is stumbling into a hunger pandemic”

FairPlay founder Francois Baird appears on BBC’s Newsday to discuss South Africa’s hunger crisis.

Listen to the interview here:

From the BBC:

The cost of food is not just hurting the majority of poor people – causing stunted children in mostly rural places – but, they say, a third of middle class families are now borrowing to feed themselves. Newsday’s James Copnall heard more from Francois Baird of the South African group which is calling for government intervention to remove tax on certain chicken portions and eggs to help keep prices lower for consumers and increase sales for farmers. “South Africa is stumbling into a hunger pandemic. Mothers don’t get enough protein when they’re pregnant. “We’ve already had promises that food producers would pass on the lower prices [if taxes are reduced].”