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Kabarak University students converting grass to flour

Believe it or not kabarak university students are converting grass into edible starch and are able to produce flour. The raw material, in this case, is particularly Bermuda grass, which after collection, is washed and dried before the grinding process. They say the grass ought to be dried for at least four days, after which it would turn brown. Enzymes are added to enhance the flour's nutritional value, plus making it friendly to the gut. The idea is the brainchild of Faith Wandia,25, a Master's Degree in Business Administration, who was motivated by the number of people succumbing to hunger as drought ravages the country. Wandia thought about converting the food component found in grass, cellulose, into edible starch to curb the food deficit. The students have been carrying out tests for a time, and are now convinced the product is safe for human consumption, and could be a game-changer; an unprecedented competition to the maize meal known to be Kenya's staple food. If this flour is certified by Kenya bureau of standards (KEBS) in Kenya it will only mean cheap flour for Kenyans and the world in this hard economic times. If this idea is utilized in totality the food insecurity challange will be dealt with entirely. See more: https://youtu.be/qqztN_xukv0?si=5uyE06So7aZMRIXz

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  • Gorffly mokua

    35 w

    Interesting!!

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    • MA Reen

      35 w

      Good job

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      • Peter Kamau

        35 w

        Amazing work

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        • CHRIS NGATIA

          35 w

          Quite the invention ... Congrats kabarak

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          • johnte ndeto

            35 w

            Learning institutions should support such inventive students to venture more

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            • rosebellendiritu

              35 w

              @johnte_ndeto these students can invent more with the necessary support system from the institutions

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            • Kevin

              35 w

              This is a very impressive innovation

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              • Rotich Kim

                35 w

                Innovation is the key congratulations

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                • Esther Wanjiku

                  35 w

                  A great job by these students

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    35 w

                    This is a great innovation it will help fight against hunger

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      35 w

                      @edwin_wangombe I agree. Especially when we are at the mercies of drought and hunger.

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                      • Jane Wangui

                        35 w

                        @edwin_wangombe When students are given opportunities or are supported by their universities they could come up with very innovative ideas.

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                      • Patrick Kiash

                        35 w

                        I watched it yesterday at a citizen Tv and I have been following their progress since they appeared in the media back in April. They have a great idea and the government should embrace such innovations and support them and in reciprocal it will help fight hunger in East Africa and furthermore create work opportunities to many.

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          34 w

                          @patrick_kiash they've come a long way , it's time the government receprocate their efforts by endorsing this mega project.

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                        • rosebellendiritu

                          35 w

                          Watched this video and it was so fascinating and cool,hope the process gets cleared by KEBS.

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                          • Jane Wangui

                            35 w

                            @rosebellendiritu I saw the news too on this.I could not believe it.The ideas out here are phenomenal.

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                          • Saustine Lusanzu

                            35 w

                            Kudos to the Kabarak students

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