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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
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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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Chuck's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:10 AM

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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The Chelsea Hotel Had Its Own Eloise - New York Times (blog)

The Chelsea Hotel Had Its Own Eloise - New York Times (blog) | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) The Chelsea Hotel Had Its Own Eloise New York Times (blog) She took the portion of her earnings that had been kept aside for her as part of child-labor laws, and she went to college to figure out what she really wanted to do...
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What a great documentary this story would make.

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Sustainable Agriculture - The Basics

Sustainable Agriculture - The Basics | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Sustainable agriculture involves production methods that provide healthy food for consumers, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.

Via Allison Anthony
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Logic and reasons to support ethical products.

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Brewologist: Is it a beer, or a glass of chocolate, or both?

Brewologist: Is it a beer, or a glass of chocolate, or both? | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
It is a very good thing, indeed, that Samuel Smith's Old Brewery produces such excellent beer.
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Half a slab of chocolate as satisfying as full bar: study - Indian Express

Half a slab of chocolate as satisfying as full bar: study - Indian Express | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Half a slab of chocolate as satisfying as full bar: study - Half a bar of chocolate is as satisfying as a full one, according to new research which found that smaller portions of s
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Put Your Own Face on Chocolate and Terrify Loved Ones

Put Your Own Face on Chocolate and Terrify Loved Ones | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Soon, it will be Valentine's Day. What better way to say "I love you" than by scaring the crap out of your darling?
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Kung Pao launches chili chocolate bar with crowdfunding

Kung Pao launches chili chocolate bar with crowdfunding | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
US firm Kung Pao Chocolate has taken an unconventional approach to launching its new chili chocolate bar by asking consumers for financial support.
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Dandelion Chocolate Unleashes New Cocoa-Laced Menu in the Mission | Zagat Blog

Dandelion Chocolate Unleashes New Cocoa-Laced Menu in the Mission | Zagat Blog | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Dandelion Chocolate Unleashes New Cocoa-Laced Menu in the Mission
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Hershey serious about sustainability - Candy Industry

Hershey serious about sustainability - Candy Industry | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Hershey serious about sustainability
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So, for example, Hershey's work with cocoa farmers increase cocoa production by 30 to 50%, and environmental efforts have saved the company $20-$25 million over the last three years.
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Kudos to Hershey's For Committing to Fair Trade | Earth Divas' Blog

Kudos to Hershey's For Committing to Fair Trade | Earth Divas' Blog | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
I love sharing good news here at the Earth Divas blog, and I've discovered some news that, while it's not entirely new (anymore), it is rather noteworthy.
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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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Mr. Tomato Head | Seven Days

Mr. Tomato Head | Seven Days | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Vermont-based author Barry Estabrook talks about food, farmers and fair wages

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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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Record made from chocolate

Record made from chocolate | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
French DJ/producer Breakbot recently released a limited version of his album "By Your Side" pressed in chocolate.
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Chocolate: a guarding tool for biodiversity - Hindustan Times

Chocolate: a guarding tool for biodiversity - Hindustan Times | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Chocolate is not only a food that allows artistic expression, but also a tool for defending biodiversity and sending the message that we have to take care of our planet, according to acclaimed French chocolatier Patrick Roger.
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Missouri Chocolate Makers Patric and Askinosie Clean Up at Good Food Awards - St. Louis - Restaurants and Dining - Gut Check

Missouri Chocolate Makers Patric and Askinosie Clean Up at Good Food Awards - St. Louis - Restaurants and Dining - Gut Check | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
The Good Food Awards celebrate food that's good in all senses of the word: tasty and ethical and responsible....
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Gallery: Chocolate — A feast for the eyes

Gallery: Chocolate — A feast for the eyes | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
From the catwalk to movie events, this sinful treat takes over the spotlight
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The Nutrient Dense Food Cacao - Sun Warrior

The Nutrient Dense Food Cacao - Sun Warrior | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Chocolate comes from the seeds of an evergreen tropical tree, theobroma cacao. These seeds are fermented to concentrate the nutrients and then dried. This is the natural source of chocolate, before any milk, fat, or sugars ...
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Fair Trade Chocolate For a Better World | Facts About Chocolate

Fair Trade Chocolate For a Better World | Facts About Chocolate | Fair Trade Choco-locate | Scoop.it
Do you know where your chocolate comes from? Encourage fair labor standards by purchasing certified Fair Trade chocolate. Learn about cacao farming here.
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