I'd Like to Give the World a Coca


Some shocking sanity emanating from Peru, where President Alan Garcia is recommending that cocaine trafficking be combatted by… legalizing coca cultivation.

He added that he believed the best way to fight illegal coca plantations was to open new markets so that Peru's land could be used to produce coca for legal purposes.

Mr Garcia's culinary suggestions did not stop at a simple salad.

"You can put coca leaves in your roast dinners, in the oven, you can make many things which it will give a special taste to."

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(Via Alex Massie.)