Of the two types of cinnamon, the Sri Lankan “Ceylon cinnamon” is more expensive thanks to its laborious harvesting process. It takes four years for a cinnamon tree to reach a harvestable state. Its branches are cut down, soaked, and its outermost bark layer removed. Then, workers toil for hours to peel off the inner bark, taking great care to make the quills as thin as possible. The thinner the quills, the higher their value, with the most expensive grade being Alba, measuring only 6mm wide.
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The UK media is regulated by the likes of IPSO and Ofcom. The report by press regulator IMPRESS highlights the link between low levels of media literacy and trust in the news. The study found that three quarters of those who did not know if journalists were regulated did not trust the news. It suggests that improving media literacy is one way to stem the erosion of trust, and shows that audiences have an appetite for information on news processes. Stakeholders need to collaborate in order to rebuild trust in the news, and independent media is well placed to do this. Read full article here