Ending anemia in Cambodia with an iron fish


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This is a nice unicorn chaser story for @Medievalist


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Bonus feature: Kids now need no prompting to finish their dinner because whoever gets the iron fish in their serving gets to eat it!

Mmmm, irony goodness!


#4

I think that might be a choking hazard. The irony, it kills.


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If you look at the fine print it says “brought to you by the Cambodian Dental Association”.


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I can’t see that fish without thinking of:


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You have featured the same story here:


on Wed, Nov 23, 2011
Shouldn’t this be featured as one of those “One year ago” stories?


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How would this compare to cooking with an iron pot? (I’m sure they would be more expensive than a small fish, but I hadn’t really thought that I was getting a significant amount of iron by using one).


#9

What a brilliant idea. Heading over to the site to donate now.

As an FYI, this reminds me of an old Northern European “spell” to improve the health of “sickly, weak” children: Take 7 iron nails and put them into 7 apples. Every day, have the child eat one of the apples (after taking the nail out) in 2 portions, and use the nail you just pulled to put it into another apple, which goes to the end of the apple line.


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Like Terry Pratchett’s “dwarf bread”, the kind of thing that gives dwarfs the incentive they need to find something, anything to eat besides their centuries-old, handed-down-from-grand-dwarf-Snorey family-heirloom piece of dwarf bread, currently being used to prop up one end of the stove.


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Much more expensive and also quite heavy. Cast iron pans have been recommended for a while to increase iron levels (conversely people who have too much iron already are advised to avoid cast iron). http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/does-cooking-cast-iron-pots-and-pans-add-iron-our-food


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