"Plumpynut" is probably the best thing to have ever come out of Anderson Cooper's mouth, because we're immature and the name makes us giggle. But in all seriousness, last night we saw a segment on 60 Minutes in which Cooper reported on Plumpynut, an innovation developed by the Nobel Prize-winning group Doctors Without Borders to help save millions of children from malnutrition. Made of peanut butter, powdered milk, powdered sugar, and enriched with vitamins and minerals, it is a ready-to-eat literal lifesaver that doesn't require refrigeration, water or cooking, and reps at Doctors Without Borders say that it can cure a child half-dead from starvation in just three weeks time. Seriously, take a minute and watch Cooper's amazing, moving report here. [CBS News]
This is almost enough to make me forgive Coop for the awful job he did moderating the CNN/YouTube Dems debate. Almost.
On a note more related to the substance of this discussion, did anyone else hear about the scandal in South Africa with the recall of defective government-issue condoms? Bad news bears.