Feeding the Planet by Cooking With Fuel Briquettes

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Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) –- “Planet Forward” Host Frank Sesno discusses the advantages of cooking with fuel briquettes. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Planet facing food insecurity, cooking fuel is a good reason and concern for health reasons and the impact of the environment and cost.

This summer we sent a team to kenya and talked to a remarkable young researcher will develop big a new horizon and look at how technology can bring this innovation to scale.

My name is -- and i am a kenyan and scientists.

I am walking on briquettes.

Feeding the plants.

-- planet.

Africa, 400,000 dead from air pollution.

One of the oldest groups has been doing it for several years and what they do is use charcoal and mix it.

Add water.

They take the mixture and mold it.

Into a rock.

They let it dry in the sun.

It is adapted.

You have got to -- [indiscernible] you go to areas where people grow sugar.

Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

Not only are they cleaner but three times cheaper than wood that is damaging.

It is a win-win situation.

It is a simple technology, isn't it?

Why is it so important?

It is remarkable simple technology-cook it.

We saw hundreds of thousands people in africa die alone from cooking with wood in their huts.

They are having to cut down the wood.

It is more expensive than most can afford.

Some do not cook the right food.

This technology leads to a big change in the food chain.

Planet forward, thank you so

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