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Sep 12

Congratulations to Basil Kransdorff: finalist for global award

The Rabbi, Management Committee and the entire Beit Emanuel Congregation would like to congratulate one of our members, Basil Kransdorff on his outstanding achievement.
‘Basil Kransdorff, an industrial chemist, has been recognised by the World Economic Forum for his invention of ePap, a nutritious soya and maize porridge. He is a finalist in the global Schwab Foundation 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.
The foundation has partnered with the WEF to encourage sustainable innovation that improves the lives of people.
Kransdorff said: “Should we win, we will be invited to the World Economic Forum headquarters in Switzerland in November to make a presentation.”
Kransdorff used chemistry to design a pre-cooked porridge with 29 “food state” minerals that can be well absorbed by the body.
His company, Econocum Foods, sells between 500 000 and two million ePaps a month to NGOs and religious organisations.
He said: “It goes into 15 countries across Africa.”’
Excerpts from an article by Katharine Child – The Times – Wednesday, 11 September 2013