Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

NPR- August 20, 2013

The most successful industrial food ever produced flies far under the radar. And it has finally been outed by three anthropologists in a fascinating new book The Noodle Narratives, which analyzes the precipitous rise — or “brilliant career,” as the authors say — of instant ramen, from its birth in postwar Japan to its sales of just over 100 billion servings worldwide in 2012.Take a moment to digest that figure: It’s about 14 servings for every single person on Earth, at a cost of just a few cents apiece.

Now all together a grateful “amen”
For cheap and salty, tasty RAMEN.

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