Anywhere from 1% to 3% alcohol by volume naturally occurs in kombucha. That’s because the tea is fermented. But the current law says producers can never go over the legal limit of .5% ABV. Except, controlling the alcohol levels is expensive and complicated. Producers have to redo their recipes, get a distillery license, or pay extra taxes. If they don't, they could risk penalties or get their product pulled from shelves. Could a proposed Act to raise the limit make things easier on producers? We visited the Brew Dr. production factory in Portland, Oregon to find out.
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This three-generation family of potters follows the same methods from over 3,000 years ago. The terra-cotta art is traditionally made by the women of Sejnane in Tunisia. We visit Jomaa, Aljia, and Rim to see how their craft is still standing.
Shampoo works because human hair soaks up oil. One nonprofit has turned this idea on its head, using hair mats to clean up oil spills. But rather than this eco-friendly alternative, most big companies use chemicals or mats made with petroleum.
Rattan is a staple in wicker furniture. Here's why it can cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.
Rattan is a naturally renewable climbing palm typically used in furniture labeled as wicker, which is the term for how it’s woven. And the price tag for this furniture is usually high: a real rattan chair can cost over $1,000, and as a material, it’s almost three times the price of bamboo! But getting rattan is complicated. What makes it so hard to harvest? And is that the reason it’s so expensive?
Saffron can cost $3,000 a kilogram, making it the most expensive spice in the world. In Kashmir, growing saffron has been a part of the cultural identity for millennia. But what was once a booming crop for this region has become a risk. Drought, floods, political conflict, fake saffron in the market, and a faltering government mission to help have left farmers struggling. The newest generations of farmers make a fraction of what their grandparents did off saffron. Many farmers now face a tough question: Do they continue farming the valuable spice? We go to the Indian-administered part of Kashmir to find out what caused this saffron crisis.
Crypto is set to get a big boost from the ruble's collapse and the growing market share of stablecoins, JPMorgan says
The cryptocurrency market has more upside ahead as stablecoins see a surge in inflows over the past week, according to a Wednesday note from JPMorgan. The bank highlighted that stablecoins' market share of the overall cryptocurrency market has surged to a record high of about 10%. That means more …
Before release, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's slogan was "Everyone is here." And if you look at the final roster, that promise has come true: The game features 89 playable characters, representing 43 distinct game series. And that's not even counting the stages, Mii Costumes, Assist Trophies, …
Less Trump, more winning: Why the results of one Republican primary in Texas could give hope to new conservative candidates who don't endlessly venerate the former president
CONROE, Texas — In Texas's 8th Congressional District north of Houston, Morgan Luttrell secured the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Kevin Brady on Tuesday. Republicans who aren't unabashed Donald Trump acolytes but still love their party should take notice. Luttrell didn't receive an …
A recession and stagflation could be coming and the Fed is handcuffed in what they can do about it, says legendary Pimco co-founder Bill Gross
The Federal Reserve waited too long before raising interest rates, and now there isn't much they can do to prevent a mild recession , according to Pimco co-founder Bill Gross. A recession was on the way even before the Russia-Ukraine war started and the subsequent spike in oil prices, he told CNBC …
French President Emmanuel Macron thinks "the worst is yet to come" in Ukraine after talking with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, according to multiple reports. A senior French official said Macron's warning came after the two leaders spoke for 90 minutes, which did not yield any …
A 22-year-old student who started a side hustle in her dorm room to earn tuition money made so much that she decided not to go to law school after all
Less than two years ago, 22-year-old Layla Renner began her candle-making business, Calm and Scents, out of her dorm room. She planned to use her new side hustle as a way to pay for her future law school tuition. She would quickly realize that she loved making and selling candles much more than the …