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Bolivia announces plant to produce coca leaf-based toothpaste

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At an event held at the Government House in La Paz, the president stressed that his administration is working to industrialize the plant through initiatives such as an industry "that produces a coca-based toothpaste."

"One wonders how in ancient times there were no dentists and our ancestors had no dental issues. What happened then? There is a key alkaloid in the coca leaf that neutralizes cavities and that is why we are going to implement this plant, this toothpaste production industry," he said.

Arce acknowledged that the government will not be a pioneer in this . . .

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