Who would have thought that such a little bean could do so much? Did you know that one ton of soybean seeds can yield up to 40 tons of consumable soy? This in return can provide up to 10,000 families of six with enough protein to last 3 harsh winter months! It's a little seed, with a lot of potential. That's why Nutrition & Education International is working with local farmers to develop a soy bean seed industry within Afghanistan. Ensuring ready access to a reliable domestic source of soy bean seeds can help keep families fed. It could be the very answer to self-sustainability that they've been looking for.
"Real Green" is a project based around Tutti Frutti's new soy bean frozen yogurt. Soy bean frozen yogurt is not only healthy, it's also non-dairy, vegan-friendly, and tastes great! The "Real Green" project is designed to promote awareness for good health and the current situation in Afghanistan. It is estimated that about half of that country's population lives below the national poverty line, and the situation is even more severe in rural areas populated by small-scale farmers. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, up to 70 percent of Afghans are food insecure, and high food prices have recently pushed millions into high-risk food insecurity.
ILTF, Inc., who owns the Tutti Frutti® brand, has partnered with a non-profit organization called Nutrition & Education International ("NEI") for this project. NEI is responsible for helping hundreds of farmers in Afghanistan make a living by providing them with soy bean seeds and the education to properly cultivate the soy beans. We at ILTF, Inc. believe it is important to provide these farmers with the means to survive and to help end poverty. That is why we are pledging to donate 10% of all profits from our soy bean frozen yogurt to NEI to help fight hunger in Afghanistan. As you try our new soy bean frozen yogurt, remember that you are enjoying your dessert for a very good cause.