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DEVELOPMENT | Chocolate: Sweet Treat, Bitter Reality - The ...

DEVELOPMENT | Chocolate: Sweet Treat, Bitter Reality - The ... | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Most of us remember receiving chocolate treats as kids (I especially loved the Hershey's Kisses my mom bought during the holidays), receiving heart shaped boxes of chocolates at Valentine's as we got older, baking and ...
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Meet the World’s Best Cocoa Farmer | General News 2014-07-27

Meet the World’s Best Cocoa Farmer | General News 2014-07-27 | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
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Meet the World's dedicated and best #Cocoa #Farmer

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Ghana’s Biggest Cocoa Buyer Delays French Loan on Cedi Slide

Produce Buying Co., Ghana’s largest purchaser of cocoa from farmers, delayed plans to borrow $30 million from France’s development agency as Africa’s worst- performing currency threatened to raise repayment costs.
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Ghana’s largest purchaser of #cocoa from #farmers, delays plans to borrow $30 million from France's development agency

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Fairtrade at 20: the power of you - gallery - The Guardian

Fairtrade at 20: the power of you - gallery - The Guardian | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Fairtrade at 20: the power of you - gallery
The Guardian
Photograph: James Robinson/Fairtrade Foundation A worker checks the cocoa quality at Kuapa Kokoo Co-operative.
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Fairtrade Giveaway! Bringing Clean Water to the World One ...

Fairtrade Giveaway! Bringing Clean Water to the World One ... | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
A month ago I was invited to a Chocolate Masterclass at Xocolatl to learn more about Fairtrade products (in particular chocolate) and why it is so very important to buy Fairtrade wherever you can. We were lucky enough on the ...
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One chocolate at a time, we learn the importance of Fairtrade!

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Valentines Day Special From ThreadsWorldwide: Fair Trade ...

Valentines Day Special From ThreadsWorldwide: Fair Trade ... | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Mission for Fair Trade and Opportunity: Threads Worldwide's mission is To strengthen our global community by providing the opportunity to achieve freedom, influence and economic prosperity. Their action is to provide ...
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Have yourself an ethical little Christmas… | Clever Creatures

Have yourself an ethical little Christmas… | Clever Creatures | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Christmas represents a time when people gather for meals, share gifts and eats too much chocolate. All I am hoping is that you'll consider reducing your intake of animal products and if you do, then source Fair Trade or ...
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Best hot chocolate: Humble cup of cocoa into decadent delight - CTV News

Best hot chocolate: Humble cup of cocoa into decadent delight - CTV News | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Best hot chocolate: Humble cup of cocoa into decadent delight
CTV News
Sinfully good hot chocolate: the owners of Toronto's dessert shop Bobbette and Belle turn the humble cup of cocoa into a decadent delight.
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Farmers hint of decline in cocoa production | Ghanamma.com

Farmers hint of decline in cocoa production | Ghanamma.com | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Cocoa farmers in the Ashanti Region have appealed to government and the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to reverse their decision to discontinue the free mass cocoa spraying exercise and save the industry from ...
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Balloon Factory

Balloon Factory | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
(by Pronov Ghosh Photography) (This is what a balloon factory looks like: http://t.co/1zBdN8pli6 http://t.co/13Q32ftaXa)...
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Cocoa Almond Milk Iced Latte | 2 Cookin' Mamas

Cocoa Almond Milk Iced Latte | 2 Cookin' Mamas | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
A decadent latte with 1/2 the calories! Cocoa Almond Milk Iced Latte. Prep – 10 minutes – Chill – 1 hour – Serves: 8. Ingredients: Cocoa Almond Milk Iced Latte @2CookinMamas. 2 cups cold water; 1/2 cup espresso (or ...
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Cadbury sweet on Ord cocoa - The West Australian

Cadbury sweet on Ord cocoa - The West Australian | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Cadbury sweet on Ord cocoa
The West Australian
The US-based company which owns the Cadbury and Vegemite brands is eyeing a major investment in the Ord River irrigation scheme.
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Four ways to make sure chocolate doesn’t hurt children

Four ways to make sure chocolate doesn’t hurt children | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Globally, more than 2 million children are involved in cocoa farming and...
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Important information please share widely

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HERSHEY CO : Hershey Hosts Cocoa Summit to Restore Cocoa Farming in ... - 4-traders (press release)

HERSHEY CO : Hershey Hosts Cocoa Summit to Restore Cocoa Farming in ... - 4-traders (press release) | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
HERSHEY CO : Hershey Hosts Cocoa Summit to Restore Cocoa Farming in ...
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Will be good to see if the issue of compliance with the Harkin Engel protocol comes up. 

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‘New chapter’ in sourcing: Ritter controls supply chain with own cocoa plantation in Nicaragua

‘New chapter’ in sourcing: Ritter controls supply chain with own cocoa plantation in Nicaragua | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it

Ritter Sport has purchased land for a cocoa plantation in Nicaragua to eventually cover 30% of its cocoa needs and give it greater control of its supply.

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#Ritter Sport seeks lands in #Nicaragua for #cocoa plantation

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Cocoa is Ghana, Ghana is Cocoa...

Cocoa is Ghana, Ghana is Cocoa... | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Cocoa is Ghana, Ghana is Cocoa – as the saying goes here. Ghana is the world’s second largest exporter of cocoa beans after the Ivory Coast. Historically, cocoa production has been the mainstay of ...
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Fairtrade London » Goodbye to Dubble

Fairtrade London » Goodbye to Dubble | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
In 2000 – on children's BBC TV – Jennifer Saunders announced a competition to create a new kind of chocolate treat. And Dubble was born: the brilliant Fairtrade chocolate bar brand created by kids, for kids.
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Creating Pa pa paa Chocolate, which is a motto in Twi for 'best of the best' in Ghana. 

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Mike Einziger, Pharrell, Hans Zimmer Raise Their Voices Against Child Labour

Mike Einziger, Pharrell, Hans Zimmer Raise Their Voices Against Child Labour | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Song out 6/12 (#recording #mixing Mike Einziger, Pharrell, Hans Zimmer Raise Their Voices Against Child Labour http://t.co/cMhNil85S7 #audio #protools)...
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The song, “Til Everyone Can See,” to launch on June 12 for World Day Against Child Labour. 

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Fair Trade Teas // US Grown Tea – Washington State

Fair Trade Teas // US Grown Tea – Washington State | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Can you guess where these teas are from? They are surprisingly impressive teas grown right here in the US! Sakuma Brothers in Washington State's Skagit Valley have managed to produce some fine teas well higher in ...
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Spiced Peppermint Hot Cacao (gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy ...

Spiced Peppermint Hot Cacao (gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy ... | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Let's chat about Spiced Peppermint Hot Cacao today. Hot Cocoa? No. Hot Cacao :). These are a few of my favorite things. Spiced Peppermint Hot Cacao (gluten free. One night during my November/December group program, ...
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Love it. Satisfy your craving.

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Tim Roth: Hold up your red card to child labour!

Actor and film director Tim Roth spearheads the ILO campaign to show the red card to child labour and raise awareness of the approximately 200 million girls ...
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Toxic Toil: Child Labor and Mercury Exposure in Tanzania’s Small-Scale Gold Mines

Toxic Toil: Child Labor and Mercury Exposure in Tanzania’s Small-Scale Gold Mines | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
This 96-page report describes how thousands of children work in licensed and unlicensed small-scale gold mines in Tanzania, Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer.
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Hungry Couple: Skinny Cocoa Martini

Hungry Couple: Skinny Cocoa Martini | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
It seems everywhere I look these days I see ideas for sweet, delicious looking cocktails. OK, maybe I pay a little more attention than some... :) And, sure, I've indulged. But chocolate syrup and egg nog and cream liqueurs all ...
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Cocoa 'might prevent memory decline'

Cocoa 'might prevent memory decline' | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Drinking cocoa every day may help older people keep their brains healthy, research suggests.
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Cocoa Climbed to Highest Price in Almost a Week; Sugar Rises - Bloomberg

Cocoa Climbed to Highest Price in Almost a Week; Sugar Rises - Bloomberg | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Cocoa Climbed to Highest Price in Almost a Week; Sugar Rises
Bloomberg
Cocoa for September delivery rose 0.1 percent to 1,573 pounds ($2,389) a ton by 11:27 a.m. in London.
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It is doing much better than AU (gold). 

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Combating child labour by empowering mothers - Daily News

Combating child labour by empowering mothers Daily News “MY son no longer engages in child labour as I now provide for his basic needs including scholastic materials,” says Ms Anna Ramadhani 27, one of the 35 beneficiaries of a loan scheme...
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Excellent strategy. 

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