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“Crazy” edible drones to fix world’s hunger woes

Mar 15, 2017, 7:22 AM EDT

A British company, called Windhorse Aerospace, has proposed a “crazy” idea whereby it plans to use “edible drones,” made from compressed vegetables or honeycomb, to tackle world’s hunger crisis. Named Pouncer, the drone would be designed to drop aid and then land in isolated or dangerous zones that need humanitarian supplies.

The unmanned, aerial vehicle, currently in development stage, will have a wingspan of about nine feet, writes Financial Times. Experts, however, remain highly skeptical of the concept, with some dismissing the “Pouncer” as a gimmick and “absolutely irrelevant for resolving acute hunger.”

Kevin Watkins, chief executive of Save the Children, said he believes that hunger-stricken parts of the world aren’t the places for experimenting edible drones rather they need serious aid and state machinery to kick in, reports The Verge.