How to Build a Sustainable Capitalism?

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Some years after Milton Friedman declared that “the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits”, this doctrine is finally coming to its end. A lot of entrepreneurs and companies are skeptical that the only working system is the one that incentivizes squeezing profits out and handing them to shareholders not involved in operations.  … Read more

Homemade General Tso’s Chicken with Red Chili Peppers

This recipe is a restaurant favorite, it is based on an authentic Hunan dish roughly translated into “ancestor meeting-place chicken”.  Ingredients For the Chicken For the sauce 1-pound chicken (boneless thighs) 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce (light)  1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 large egg (lightly beaten)  1 tablespoon panela  Black or … Read more

What are the SDG?

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In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, an action plan for people, planet and prosperity, which also aims to strengthen universal peace and access to justice. The United Nations Member States adopted a resolution recognizing that the greatest challenge in the world today is the eradication of poverty … Read more

The production of panela in Colombia

For centuries, panela was a handcrafted product that had no added value or technological changes in its production process. The traditional productive factory of panela is known as «trapiche». Colombia is the second largest producer after India. It is also the first country in the world of panela consumption per capita, with 34. 2 kg … Read more

What is the process of solid panela?

There are six key steps during the panela production. They are as it follows: 1. Sugar cane maturity and cutting When the cane is mature (between 10 and 20 months after having been planted) and contains the ideal quantity of sugars (sucrose) required for the production of panela. This is the moment when farmers proceed … Read more

Best sugar substitutes: Discover these 3 alternatives

There are different natural sweeteners that can serve you to replace the sugar. Whether you have run out of sugar or simply want to stop drinking white sugar, here are some alternatives. Eating too much sugar is not good for your health and that is why many people use artificial sweeteners to consume fewer calories, … Read more

The secret of Rigoberto Urán, Egan Bernal, Nairo Quintana and ‘Superman´ López: Panela as a source of energy

This national product is one of the keys that Colombian ‘beetles’ use to have outstanding performances in Europe. Colombia has been characterized as one of the countries that has brought the best cyclists to professionalism in last years. The work of runners like Rigoberto Urán and Nairo Quintana is highlighted in the main international competitions. … Read more

Panela, one of the engines of the agricultural economy

Not only sugar is produced from that tall and tall stem of the cane, it is a plant that offers different uses. Its cultivation generates permanent employment, contributes to economic development, contributes to social stability and becomes one of the crops that works and is committed to caring for the environment and sustainability. Its permanent … Read more

Panela contributes to medicine

According to studies carried out by the program of Agroindustrial Processes of CORPOICA and the School of Medicine Juan N. Corpas, it was proved that panela is a natural cicatrizant. Through this scientific advance the healing benefits of panela cease to be a traditional belief and is now recognized as a naturopathic medicine. This product … Read more

Panela, the new star among sweeteners

Nowadays, panela is taking a lot of presence in the international market, which should be generating interest in small farmers. The world is converging to healthy eating and panela with all its nutritional advantages, its organic value and that idea of ​​being «natural sweetener», has to hold on. Unlike processed sugar, panela is a type … Read more