Soy Milk From A Cow?


     So this is an idea that is very close to my heart because of Rotary. Rotary is an international service organization that has been making meaningful changes for several decades now. Everything from building schools to eradicating polio. (A link to them is here). So the reason why this organization is close to me is that I’ve been a part of my local rotary chapter at different levels for the past 8 years and after giving so many great experiences for me to remember, they deserve a shout out. The mechanical cow is an idea that Rotary helped create and I wanted to share it with you all today.  

    So what is it, It's a machine that takes soybeans and water to produce soy milk. How does it work? Well, it takes soaked soybeans and puts them in a pressure cooker, and when steam is inserted into the system it pours out protein-rich soy milk and okara. This okara is the insoluble stuff but it can be used for bread among other things. Now, this system can be either run by electricity or by gas. It can easily provide for 500 children twice daily. The mechanical cow is made out of stainless steel so it is highly durable and can last many years. 

    Why is this significant? This Mechanical Cow can feed children something nutritious in parts of the world where healthy food is scarce. Whether that be due to famine, war, or any other reasons. It is a strong belief of the rotary and Me that no child should go hungry. Now I know this doesn't meet the requirements of a meal but for people that have nothing, this is a relatively easy way to give them something nutritious to drink. Honestly, there is so much soy in this world that giving a bit to use in these mechanical cows is very easy and dirt cheap. It is also very easy to get soy in third world countries and you can also grow your own in the place where this is being used to be sustainable. 

Oh and P.S. It kinda looks like a cow xD

Here are some links on this project:(here) (here)

I would like to end off by a quote

“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day—if you teach him to fish, you feed him for many days”