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Reverse Liposuction: Solve World Hunger By Donating Body Fat

Reverse Liposuction: Solve World Hunger By Donating Body Fat
Innovation

The 'Klaxon Institute' has developed a controversial solution to fight famine.

Naresh Kumar
  • 17 january 2011

Dr Herod Richards of the London-based Klaxon Institute is working on a very unusual and ambitious technology that aims to solve world hunger. Building on the process of liposuction, a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the body, the stretch-and-blow technique or reverse liposuction stores the fat taken out from one person and introduces it into the body of another who has a shortage of fats.

The institute takes the fat removed from its liposuction patients and flies it to the under-developed world, injecting it in poor people and helping them to build up a reserve of fat that they can live off for some time.

Watch the video explaining this concept:

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Note: It’s not real:

This site is a creation of Practical Action, an international development charity that has been empowering poor people around the world to challenge their poverty for more than 40 years.

Reverse liposuction is not a real process, nor is the Klaxon Institute a real clinic. But we wanted to get you thinking about development in a different way.

That’s why we developed this site – to bring to life the importance of long-term, practical solutions that help the people of the developing world escape poverty forever, rather than imposed, short-term quick fixes.

Our hope is that it inspired you and made you think. Although the solution shown in the video can’t change the world, the work done by Practical Action can, and has already helped millions of people out of poverty.

If you’d like to find out more about us and our work, please visit us at: practicalaction.org.

Klaxon Institute

[via Dangerous Minds]

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