Gordon went to Colombia to see how the drug is made, a production process which involves mixing the coca plant
with ingredients such as battery acid and gasoline.
In the first episode he meets a farmer in a remote amazon jungle who grows and cooks the coca plant
that makes cocaine and is amazed to find it's created using cement powder, sulphuric acid, gasoline and battery acid.
One of his most recent attempt includes mispronouncing "coca" as "cocoa" while talking about drug trafficking and production of the coca plant
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The tool was developed by Senior Eradication Advisor Francisco "Paco" Alvarez in Bolivia in the late 1990s and has sharp teeth that grab the coca plant
by the root and pull it from the soil, eradicating the plant in an environmentally friendly way.
The coca plant
manufactures the main ingredient of cocaine.
In that case, other alternative crops, such as plantains, maize, and peanuts, do not survive as well as the coca plant
(due to its "elaborate root system").
Bolivian authorities fight against illegal drug trafficking, but President Evo Morales protects the coca plant
The text explores how caffeine became the most popular stimulant on earth; how the coca plant
became the source of both a tremendously powerful addictive drug and a prime ingredient of Coca-Cola, how Coca-Cola reacted to being in the crossroads of a burgeoning drug war over cocaine (today Coca-Cola uses a cocaine-free extract of the coca leaf in its drinks); and much more.
The difference is that Morales, aside from being an authentic leader, defends the cultivation of the coca plant
in his country, but has been very clear when he says that "growing coca is not the same as drug-trafficking.
a coca plant
growing in the garden of a woman who used the leaves to treat her son's medical condition.
He said 300,000 hectares of rainforest are destroyed each year in Colombia to clear land for coca plant
cultivation, which is largely controlled by illegal groups such as the left-wing guerilla organisation FARC.
The coca plant
, from which cocaine is derived, has many uses in traditional Andean culture.