The Tulane Survey, Which Was Commissioned By The U.s.

The boy was just nine when hetraveled from Burkina Faso to the Ivory Coast, where the two men who organized his journey promised he could get a bike by going to work on a cocoa farm. Describing his experience to the nonprofit Anti-Slavery in 2011, Letiefesso said, On the farm there was a shelter covered with black plastic without a door. That is where we slept. The workers diet was limited to bananas and yams. There was no bicycle. My job was to carry sacks of cocoa on my head. Once I slipped in a hole when I was carrying cocoa and hurt my ankle, he said. This was a few years ago, but my memory of being on the farm is only of suffering. I tell people that I meet that there is only suffering in Cote dIvoire, and that they should not believe what they hear about that country. Awareness of child labor abuses in West Africa, where the Ivory Coast and Ghana produce nearly three-quarters of the global cocoa supply, has increased in recent yearsalong with global demand for chocolate. According to a report published Thursday by Tulane University , the use of child labor has increased in West Africa as well. Researchers counted 2.1 million child laborers working in cocoa production in both countries, an increase of 21 percent over five years. Unlike many global commodity crops, cocoa is predominantly grown on smallholder farms , and sometimes the child labor abuse happens when a young family member is put to work for free instead of hiring a paid employee.And while that might seem relatively benignand not all that different from how farm labor is treated in the United Statesthere are stories like Letiefessos, where children are trafficked into working in the industry, and others where children are doing highly risky labor. As such, theres a shifting definition for child labor that changes with age and the work being conducted. Children between five and 11 cannot work at all under International Labor Organization standards; children between 12 and 14 can do up to 14 hours of light work a week; the maximum number of hours climbs to 43 per weekfor kids between 15 and 17. Then there are the worst forms of child labor, the hazardous and forced-labor scenarios, which are disallowed for children of any age. The Tulane survey, which was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor, found a 46 percent increase in the number of childrenworking in hazardous conditions between 2009 and 2014 in the Ivory Coast alone. The rise is especially disheartening when you consider the extensive efforts that have been made to combat child labor in the industry since 2001, when a public-private agreement called the Harkin-Engel Protocol was established to eliminate the worst forms of child labor from cocoa production. The report notes that reforms focusing on increasing education opportunities in rural farming areasof the Ivory Coast suffered as a result of political violence in 2010 and 2011. Despite such mitigating circumstances, the lack of progress is disappointing to those who monitor child labor issues in the industry. Relative to the size of the challenge, the pace and scale of change is insufficient, Nick Weatherill, executive director of International Cocoa Initiative, told The Wall Street Journal .

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First, Parents Can Look Beyond Nutrition Labels.

Some products that appear healthy are actually high in sugar to make them more tasty, and low in fiber to extend shelf life, said Lustig, who authored the book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease.” On average, Americans consume 19.5 teaspoons of added sugar per day, and “kids consume even more,” according to Lustig. Related: WHO sugar guidelines While the World Health Organization recommends a person with a 2,000 calorie diet limit sugar intake to 12.5 or 6.25 teaspoons of free sugars, parents don’t need to be “sugar-terrified,” physician nutrition specialist Dr. Melina Jampolis said. Instead, parents should be aware of hidden sugar content in kid-friendly products. Most labels don’t distinguish between “added” sugars and natural sugars, which naturally occur as fructose in fruit and lactose in dairy, so this could require a bit of detective work. First, parents can look beyond nutrition labels. If “it has 12 grams of sugar then you have to look at the ingredient list. If it just says apple and water, then it has no added sugar,” Jampolis said. In addition, the American Heart Association suggests looking for ingredients ending in “ose” or other names for sugar such as molasses, cane sugar or honey. Parents can search USDA nutrient content online as well as in grocery stores, and while it may be time-consuming for parents to compare sugar between brands, there is good news: “Once you have your arsenal of products,” said Jampolis, “you only have to do your comparison once.” Eating natural, unprocessed, whole foods is the best way to avoid hidden sugars. With an apple, you may decide between organic and non-organic, but you don’t have to deal with labels. “An apple is going to be more satisfying than apple sauce, more satisfying than apple juice,” Jampolis said. Related: Farmers markets In the long run, eating whole foods — and picking products with lower sugar content — could make a big difference for your child. “Even 4 grams of sugar makes a difference. It may be only 7 grams versus 11,” in terms of product comparison “But if you’re making five choices a day, that’s 20 grams of sugar you’re saving,” said Jampolis. Need a place to start your research? Here’s a guide to foods for children that sometimes contain a surprising amount of sugar. Yogurt Yogurt touts benefits such as calcium and contains natural sugar from lactose. But parents should look closely at brands marketed toward kids.

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Remove The Pan From The Heat And Add The Chopped Chocolate And Vanilla Extract.

Others see the word “sorbet” and think only of flavored ice. This chocolate-almond sorbet turns tables on both these ideas. I used mainstays Baker’s cocoa and Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate and the results were profoundly chocoholic. It may not have any dairy, but it sure has the right recipe for creamy richness. Try making your own almond milk for the base. You’d be surprised how easy and satisfying it can be. 2 cups (18 ounces/510 grams) unsweetened almond milk 2 teaspoons cornstarch cup (6 ounces) firmly packed dark brown sugar, preferably the unrefined muscovado cup (2 ounces/67 grams) unsweetened natural cocoa powder 1 tablespoon light agave nectar teaspoon fine sea salt, plus extra for salting the almonds 4 ounces (113 grams) dairy-free bittersweet chocolate (60-70 percent cacao), finely chopped 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract cup (2 ounces/75 grams) raw almonds, chopped Make thickener: In a small bowl, combine cup of the almond milk with the cornstarch. Whisk to dissolve and set aside. Cook sorbet base: In a large (4-quart) saucepan, whisk together the remaining 2 cups almond milk, sugar, cocoa powder, agave nectar, and salt. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a low boil. Boil for 1 minute. Thicken the mix: Whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Continue whisking one minute more, until thickened. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chopped chocolate and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. Strain, chill, churn: Set a fine-mesh sieve over a medium heatproof bowl. Pour the sorbet base through the sieve. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 4 hours. Whisk vigorously to smooth out any lumps. Pour into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Prepare almonds: Place a dry, medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the almonds and saute until pale golden in spots and fragrant, 6-7 minutes. Sprinkle with fine sea salt. Cool completely. Mix in nuts: When the sorbet is finished churning, fold in the cooled almonds. Freeze to firm: Pack into an airtight container and freeze until firm.

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Read More Why Are Chocolate Prices Jumping?

By Janine Satioquia-Tan | Special to CNBC.com July 23, 2015 7:41 PM . View photo Jamalrani | istock/360 | Getty Images. Even without allowing Kinder Surprise over U.S. borders, Americans have made their country the world’s chocolate hogs, gobbling down more than all of Asia Pacific combined, data from Euromonitor show. Even without allowing Kinder Surprise over U.S. borders, Americans have made their country the world’s chocolate hogs, gobbling down more than all of Asia Pacific combined, data from Euromonitor show. Americans will eat nearly 18 percent of world’s chocolate confectionery by value in 2015 – or around $18.27 billion worth, according to fresh estimates including June data from Euromonitor – that’s more than all of Asia Pacific, which is expected to enjoy around $14.3 billion worth of chocolate this year. That’s despite a glaring difference in the number of people, with the U.S. population around 321 million dwarfed by more than a billion people each in India and China as well as another around 600 million in Southeast Asia. But that doesn’t mean Americans are the biggest chocolate gluttons globally. That title goes to Switzerland, the motherland of chocolate giants such as Lindt (Swiss Exchange: LIS.N-CH) and Toblerone. The Swiss are expected to binge on around 9.1 kilograms (kg) – or more than 20 pounds – each, the equivalent of eating almost 173 regular Snickers bars (52.7 grams) this year. Read More Why are chocolate prices jumping? Austria and Germany tie at second place with both countries consuming 8 kg of chocolate per capita. By comparison, Americans are almost on a diet, ranking 20th at 4.3 kg each, even coming in below Kazakhstan’s 5.4 kg. Meanwhile in Asia, where chocolate has not traditionally been the sweet of choice, people in China will eat just 200 grams of chocolate each this year, while Indians will eat only 100 grams, Euromonitor estimates. It isn’t certain whether Asia’s chocoholics will catch up to Europe or the U.S. any time soon.

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Hide Caption 5 Of 20 Famous Fathers And Their Famous Kids 20 Photos Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard Many Child Stars Have A Difficult Time Transitioning As Adults.

The results were surprising to the study’s lead author, Dr. Craig F. Garfield, especially given his earlier research that fatherhood motivated men to improve their health habits. “Regardless of what kind of father you were,” Garfield said, “Your weight actually increased. So all fathers ended up increasing their weight as they go through fatherhood.” Garfield serves as associate professor of pediatrics and of medical social sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and attending pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The study accounted for factors such as race, education, income and screen time as well as marriage status , which has been shown to affect weight. Though all the young men’s BMI showed an increase over time due to age, additional weight gain was shown to be contingent on fatherhood status, according to the study. Famous fathers and their famous kids 20 photos Famous fathers and their famous kids 20 photos Jennifer Aniston, John Aniston Who knew that the veteran “Days Of Our Lives” actor’s only daughter, Jennifer, would follow in his footsteps with a memorable stint on “Friends,” and then blossom to become America’s sweetheart? Hide Caption 1 of 20 Famous fathers and their famous kids 20 photos Bria Murphy, Eddie Murphy With a string of box office hits (“Coming To America,” “Beverly Hills Cop”) and misses (“A Thousand Words”), Eddie Murphy has already had a full career. His eldest daughter, Bria, is trying to make her mark in beauty and fashion. She’s a spokesmodel for the Dark & Lovely hair care brand. Hide Caption 2 of 20 Famous fathers and their famous kids 20 photos Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke Like father, like son? Not so much. The “Growing Pains” actor became a household name with the 1980s sitcom, but son Robin wanted to take on music like his mom, Gloria Loring, who scored a pop hit in the 1980s with “Friends & Lovers” (with Carl Anderson). Hide Caption 3 of 20 Famous fathers and their famous kids 20 photos Ahmad Rashad, Condola Rashad The former NFL star turned sports analyst may have named his daughter, Condola, after his mom but the statuesque beauty surely wasn’t going to pursue a career making touchdowns. Well, maybe. This year, the actress was nominated for a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in the Alicia Keys-produced play “Stick Fly.” Hide Caption 4 of 20 Famous fathers and their famous kids 20 photos Berry Gordy, Stefan Kendal After founding Motown Records and making it one of the biggest record labels in the world, Berry Gordy settled down from the music business and enjoyed the fruits of his labor. His son, Stefan Kendal (Redfoo), teamed up with grandson Skyler Austen (SkyBlu, not pictured here) to form the electro-pop duo LMFAO, who’ve become international sensations with their “party rock” dance club anthems. Hide Caption 5 of 20 Famous fathers and their famous kids 20 photos Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard Many child stars have a difficult time transitioning as adults. But the former Opie Taylor (on “The Andy Griffith Show”) and Richie Cunningham (on “Happy Days”) knew when to quit while he was ahead.

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Over 95 Percent Of Mars Chocolate Products Sold In The U.s.

Footprint to Offer Consumers, Retailers More Product Variety & Choice New $100 Million Investment in Topeka, Kansas Facility to Create 70 Jobs Mars, Incorporated July 16, 2015 9:00 AM Content preferences Done TOPEKA, Kan., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Today Mars Chocolate North America announced that it will invest an additional $100 million in its Topeka, Kansas site, breaking ground on a new state-of-the-art 90,000-square-foot facility in America’s heartland. As part of this expansion, the company will create a total of 70 new full-time, permanent, high-wage manufacturing jobs. “For over a century, Mars has been committed to making our products in the markets where we sell them,” said Tracey Massey, president, Mars Chocolate North America. “We are grateful for the warm welcome and continued support we have received from Topeka and thestate of Kansas, and we are pleased to further invest in the community with additional job creation and economic development.” As the company launches new innovations, it is committed to continuing to make its products in the U.S. Over 95 percent of Mars Chocolate products sold in the U.S. are also made locally by the company’s dedicated team of over 3,500 associates located in its 9 domestic sites. From roasting peanuts in Albany, Georgia to roasting cocoa beans to make our real chocolate in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, we take great pride in the fact that our products from cocoa bean to chocolate bar to bite size M&M’S Brand Candies are made in America. While Mars was the first chocolate manufacturer to reduce single serve products to below 250 calories, in recent months the company has brought to market a range of new product offerings with a focus on introducing more options less than 200 calories. Earlier this year the company brought back M&M’S Crispy at 180 calories per serving and in August will launch nationally goodnessknows Snack Squares, a delicious and satisfying treat at 150 calories. “Our consumers and retailers are demanding even greater choice, seeking more product variety across a range of format, calorie and price options,” added Massey. “By further growing our footprint in the U.S., we will better be able to introduce new treats to satisfy the most diverse consumer appetites.” Mars’ expansion in Topeka follows the grand opening of the facility in 2014, the first new Mars Chocolate North America site built in the last 35 years. With this expansion, Mars’ investment in Topeka totals $430 million, today employing over 200 associates producing a variety of M&M’S Brand Candies and SNICKERS Bars. Named “Plant of the Year” by Food Engineering magazine, the facility is LEED Gold certified and meets Mars’ stringent sustainability standards. “This additional investment does more than create new well-paying jobs for Kansans, it reflects Mars’ continuing commitment to growing its business in America’s heartland,” said Governor Brownback. “In little more than one year after the grand opening of its Topeka facility, Mars is expanding its manufacturing operation with a new state-of-the-art facility. The availability of a talented workforce, along with a strong relationship between Mars and state and local leaders, creates an environment for continued economic growth and opportunity.” “This expansion represents the continued partnership between Mars and the Topeka community; showcasing a key JEDO focus on bringing in additional employment and investment from existing businesses into the community,” said Scott Griffith, Chairman, GO Topeka Board of Directors. “The city of Topeka is excited when existing companies like Mars Chocolate North America select our community to continue their growth and investment,” said Mayor Larry Wolgast. “We’re thrilled that Mars is expanding their partnership in Topeka and look forward to many years of continued growth and opportunity within our community. This latest investment in the U.S. follows recent announcements by Mars, Incorporated of additional expansion across the country. In June Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company announced it would be adding 155 new associates at its Flowery Branch, Georgia facility to support additional sugarfree gum production. In addition, Mars Chocolate North America also shared news of its plans to hire 20 new associates in Albany, Georgia to support the national launch of goodnessknows. About Mars, Incorporated In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

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Trustee Of Pridehouseto, A Significant, Community-engagement Project That Has Brought Together 15 Organizations From The Business, Government, Labour, Education And Community Services Sectors With The City Of Toronto And Pan Am Games Partners To Make Toronto 2015 The Most Lgbtq-inclusive Multi-sport Games In History.

The recommendations were produced by delegates of the first international Sport Inclusion Summit, hosted by The 519 during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games at PrideHouse Toronto. “It’s not enough to talk about athletes coming out at the elite and professional level, we have a responsibility to create local and recreational sport environments that are welcoming and accessible to people of all identities, ages and ability levels,” said Kristina Flynn, of The 519. “The Inclusion Playbook recommendations are an important first step in creating the tools for cities, LGBTQ organizations and sporting associations around the world to introduce meaningful change at the recreational level.” The recommendations outline opportunities for more inclusive practices in five areas of recreational sport: Provincial and National Sport Organizations; Municipal Parks & Recreation Departments; LGBTQ Sport Organizations; PrideHouse Stakeholders; and the Education Sector. Recommendations include: Adoption of zero-tolerance anti-discrimination policies by Provincial and National sport organizations that explicitly include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression Including LGBTQ inclusion training in provincial and national coaching certification Revising standardized registration for municipal parks & recreation programs to avoid “outing” through gender and family assumptions Creating and adapting municipal recreation spaces and programs that are not segregated by gender Enforcing code of conduct for anyone accessing municipal recreation space that explicitly prevents discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression Creation of an LGBTQ sports taskforce for inclusion, connecting governing bodies of leagues, advocacy organizations and largescale events including the Gay Games and OutGames Taskforce to release an annual report card on LGBTQ inclusion climate in rec sport Knowledge sharing between PrideHouse host nations through the creation of a PrideHouse Toolkit of best practices, historical records and legacy documents Development of international standards and collaborative fundraising for PrideHouse to provide support to host nations who lack local resources Consolidating educational tools for LGBTQ inclusiveness in sport and recreation for improved access by teachers and coaches Introducing students to LGBTQ ambassadors and positive champions within the education system and recreation sport The above recommendations with be explored and developed in the creation of a full Inclusion Playbook that will be released by The 519 in partnership with summit participant organizations as a free and accessible tool for groups interested in increasing their inclusion efforts at the recreational level. The Inclusion Playbook will be distributed to municipal governments, sports organizations and other stakeholders as part of The 519’s commitment to creating space for change. The three-day Sport Inclusion Summit from July 13-15 welcomed delegates from a variety of global organizations including the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), Athlete Ally, You Can Play, Outsports, CDG Brazil, Leap Sports Scotland, the PGA, Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation, the Ontario Volleyball Association and the YMCA. The keynote address was presented by Trevor Loke, who introduced successful inclusiveness initiatives as chair of the Vancouver Parks Board. A municipal panel featured Howie Dayton, Director of Community Recreation for the City of Toronto; Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction; and Vass Bednar, Associate Director, Cities – Martin Prosperity Institute. What Summit Participants Had to Say Anna Aagnes, You Can Play “The 519 Sport Inclusion Summit has brought together a diverse group of international leaders who are motivated by their love of sport and are committed to making the sports world a better place.” Howie Dayton, Director of Community Recreation for the City of Toronto “The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division’s vision is that every Torontonian will have improved access to quality recreation programs, services and facilities. Realizing this vision is essential to building a strong and healthy community that is inclusive of the many needs and interests of our very diverse city. The Sport Summit and the Inclusion Playbook will be a valuable tool in helping us be successful.” Hudson Taylor, Athlete Ally “Sport should be a safe and welcoming environment, regardless of a person’s perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The 519 Sport Inclusion Summit is helping make that goal a reality.” Jefferson Sousa, CDG Brasil “I will take away every comment, every idea and all of the expertise I witnessed at the Summit to make a truly amazing moment in Rio for the 2016 Olympics. This Summit has changed my life forever. I can see we are not alone and this makes me feel stronger.” Candy Darim Yun, PrideHouse Korea “If I didn’t come to the Sport Inclusion Summit I wouldn’t have any idea how to put these ideas into practice in Korea in 2018. The Summit was hugely empowering and gave me ideas to build our own successful PrideHouse during the Winter Olympics.” Jennifer Birch-Jones, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity “The 519 Sport Inclusion Summit provided an amazing opportunity to bring LGBTQ activists and leaders in sport inclusion together to meet, share, discuss, debate and identify concrete steps to break through the resistance and barriers to LGBTQ inclusion in sport, both here in Canada and internationally. I am excited about the work ahead.” Matt Allen, The PGA of Canada “This Summit is crucial to the development of our sport system in Canada and as someone who works with coaches and athlete development, it has the potential to not only create safe sport environments for LGBTQ inclusion but also develop better athletes delivering better results.” Dr. William Bridal, University of Calgary “The Summit is important because it provides opportunity to not only have conversations about LGBTQ inclusion in sport at all levels but also create actionable items that will help shift the culture of sport.” About The 519 The 519 is a City of Toronto agency that contributes to the advancement of LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Toronto and beyond. For 40 years, our innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership has made a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote broader inclusion, understanding and respect. We provide direct service to members of the LGBTQ community; provide free, accommodating and non-judgemental space to individuals, organizations and non-profit groups; and advocate for progress by sharing the knowledge and insight we gather on the ground through consulting and workshop services, research and public engagement campaigns. Our Contributions to Sport Inclusion: The 519 Recreation Centre: Since 2012, The 519 has been working with a private philanthropic donor and the City of Toronto to build the world’s first sport and recreation centre focused on sport inclusion at Moss Park in Toronto. When completed, the proposed 200,000 sq. ft., $100 million dollar facility will be an inviting setting that brings people together, fosters acceptance and healthy living, showcases the city as a world-class leader in diversity and sport inclusion and acts as the home to Toronto’s 40+ LGBTQ leagues, representing over 6,000 members. Trustee of PrideHouseTO, a significant, community-engagement project that has brought together 15 organizations from the business, government, labour, education and community services sectors with the City of Toronto and Pan Am Games partners to make TORONTO 2015 the most LGBTQ-inclusive multi-sport games in history. recreational sport To arrange interviews with The 519 or Summit participants: Pilot PMR

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If They Achieve A Peace Deal, This Area Could Suffer A Terrible Deterioration Because Therell Be People From The Guerrillas With Nothing To Do Who Could Form Gangs, Said One Marijuana Farmer In The Area, Who Spoke On Condition Of Anonymity.

Some of the money to finance their war with the military comes from taxes levied on the illegal drug production. Some locals fear a crime wave after the guerrillas disband. If they achieve a peace deal, this area could suffer a terrible deterioration because therell be people from the guerrillas with nothing to do who could form gangs, said one marijuana farmer in the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity. One of the goals of the peace talks is to substitute illegal crops but it is unclear if the government has the means to do so. Isacson cited the Catatumbo region bordering Venezuela as an example of what could go wrong. After the paramilitary group that controlled the area demobilized in 2003, the region remained largely abandoned by the state, was quickly overrun by the guerrillas, and today remains one of the countrys biggest cocaine-producing regions. The area planted with coca in Colombia rose 44 percent last year to 69,000 hectares, according to the United Office on Drugs and Crime, which monitors illegal crops by satellite. Thats enough to produce more than 400 tons of cocaine. Crop Substitution The government last year reached an agreement with FARC negotiators to cooperate in the fight against illegal drugs, including through crop substitution. A senior FARC commander known as Carlos Lozada this month proposed that the agreement be implemented immediately, even before a full peace deal is reached with an end to hostilities. Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas estimates that a peace accord will boost economic growth by about 1 percentage point per year, making it easier to finance post-conflict programs. But Bank of America puts the figure at only 0.3 percentage point a year, less than the amount the economy lost due to falling oil prices. Oil is Colombias biggest export. The government said in May that it will end aerial spraying of illegal crops because the World Health Organization identified the herbicides as carcinogenic. It plans to send in workers to dig up illegal crops by hand and offer farmers incentives to grow coffee and cacao, used to make chocolate. Crop substitution with the permanent support of the state is a solution that is much more sustainable over time, Justice Minister Yesid Reyes said in a June interview in Bogota. Mechanisms like spraying with glyphosate arent sustainable because they dont offer any alternative to growing illegal crops. You just kill the crop, then the state moves elsewhere. Already more than half of the cacao in Colombia is being grown under crop substitution programs, Reyes said.

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Twirling Candy Raced For A Partnership That Included Breeders Sid And Jenny Craigs Craig Family Trust, William S.

He won or placed in three other stakes and retired with 7 wins from 11 starts for earnings of $944,900. Twirling Candy raced for a partnership that included breeders Sid and Jenny Craigs Craig Family Trust, William S. Farish of Lanes End, and Marty Wygod. He entered stud at Lanes End in 2012 and has emerged as a commercial presence with physically impressive 2-year-olds this season. He first made a splash with the Barretts February sale-topper when Conquest Stables went to $400,000 for a colt now named Conquest Neighpalm. He followed up with a pair of high-ticket offerings at OBS March, as L.E.B. purchased a $630,000 filly named Uptown Twirl and Alex and JoAnn Lieblong purchased a colt for $500,000 now named Play Big. From 18 juveniles sold through the end of June, encompassing all the major sales, Twirling Candys average price is $186,000. [His foals] were and they are exceptional individuals, Farish said. You see that often in stallions, and you always hope for the best, but I think they have matured remarkably to do as well as theyve done in the 2-year-old sales. Theyre quick and obviously did well showing. Theyre excellent-looking horses. Twirling Candy is represented by three maiden special weight debut winners, as Queen of Silence won May 25 at Gulfstream Park for Alexandra Racing Stable and trainer Antonio Sano; high-ticket sale filly Uptown Twirl won June 18 at Santa Anita for Hronis Racing and John Sadler; and Twirling Cinnamon won June 19 at Churchill Downs for Steve Landers Racing and Brad Cox. Queen of Silence returned to finish seventh in the Cassidy Stakes at Gulfstream. Annies Candy has finished second in both of his starts. Meanwhile, Play Big has breezed once, with a bullet move at Fair Hill. Uncle Mo and Twirling Candy will have ample chances to further boost their stock this summer. In addition to carding maiden events that will attract well-bred juveniles, Saratoga and Del Mar host a full slate of historic stakes events for 2-year-olds. Saratoga offers the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes on July 25, the Grade 2 Saratoga Special on Aug. 16, and the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes on Sept. 7, with a corresponding series for fillies the Grade 3 Schuylerville on July 24, the Grade 2 Adirondack on Aug. 15, and the Grade 1 Spinaway on Sept. 5. Del Mar will run the Grade 2 Best Pal on Aug.

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It Gives The Coffee An Almost Milk Chocolate-like Flavor, Blanks Says.

Wrong. Instead, the cold-brew process swaps piping hot water for room-temperature water, and requires grounds to steep for up to 24 hours. What results is a batch of coffee which can be served iced or heated thats much less bitter than coffee brewed the traditional way. According to a study conducted by Intertek in 2005, cold-brewed coffee contains about 65 percent less acidity than coffee brewed in hot water, making it a viable alternative for sensitive stomachs. [ See also: How to make cold-brew coffee at home in four steps ] When you brew with cold water over a longer period of time, you extract the fruity and chocolaty notes as well as the caffeine, but you dont extract the bitter notes, says Terry Darcy, co-founder of Confluence Coffee Co. , a D.C.-based line of cold-brew coffees. There are two primary types of the joe: ready-to-drink and concentrated, the latter of which is meant to be diluted with water or milk. At specialty stores across D.C., you can find both kinds bottled locally by the following cold-brew producers. Confluence Coffee Co. confluencecoffeeco.com Longtime friends Terry Darcy and Mike Woitach founded Confluence in D.C. in April with three flavors: original, lemon and mocha. Using beans from Blanchards Coffee Roasting Company in Richmond, the two make a ready-to-drink cold brew thats fruity and chocolaty. Beans are aged with oak chips before being steeped in water for 24 hours, lending the drink a subtle smoky flavor. Confluence is also readying to release a canned version of its joe thats infused with nitrogen, making it even creamier. Photo by Jason Hornick for Express Junius Cold Brew Coffee Company juniuscoffee.com June Blanks cold-brew coffee is strong, but thats because its a concentrate and meant to be diluted. It gives you some flexibility in how you can use it, Blanks says. Youre able to make cocktails or bake with it. The Rising Sun flavor is made using a blend of five coffee bean varieties from Ethiopia, Colombia and beyond. It gives the coffee an almost milk chocolate-like flavor, Blanks says. Photo by Jason Hornick for Express Growl growlcoffee.com Growls double-filter brewing process results in a smoother-than-average cup of joe. Like Junius, Growl sells a concentrated formula thats meant to be diluted (one 32-ounce bottle can make up to eight cups of coffee), as well as a ready-to-drink variety. If you see a bottle at your grocery store, be sure to grab it: Matthew Snyder, president of Growl, is phasing out production and closing the business. Other ways to get your buzz:

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