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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

The Problem with Transnational Animal Livestock Exportation

The live export industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and live animal export carriers play a key role in it. Every year, billions of animals are shipped or driven overseas for weeks on end. On Sept 2nd, a cargo ship carrying thousands of “breeding” cows capsized on its way to Tangshan, China. The ship, named The Gulf Livestock I, is owned by Gulf Navigation Holdings, a company based in the UAE. Carcasses of cows were found floating in the ocean as rescue and search teams united to find missing crew members. There is a strong market in China for New Zealand beef and the cows were being transported for breeding and fattening purposes and to later endure unethical deaths for their meat. Back in February, China outlawed their wild meat industry as the pandemic became uncontrollable and spread around the world. Since then, the demand for New Zealand beef diminished as people became more conscious of harmful meat practices. Though New Zealand currently has a suspension on live animal e