A mural by Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito, of a crying child who is served a soccer ball to appease his hunger, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prosecutors in Brazil's largest city opened an inquiry on Oct. 19, 2017, into the mayor's plans to offer school meals with pellets made of reprocessed food items. (AP/Andre Penner)
Poverty

Brazil Considers Plan To Feed Low-Income Children “Human Pet Food”

Having rejected measures to make real food affordable to Sao Paulo’s poor, Mayor Joao Doria is now rushing forward with a plan that would incentivize companies to donate unsaleable food products for conversion into “farinata,” food pellets of questionable safety and nutritional value.