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Fairtrade: what's it all about?

Fairtrade: what's it all about? | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Fairtrade Week is 25 Feb to 3 March 2013 - a good time to learn more about this worthwhile initiative.
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Le Chocolatier Organic Fair Trade Chocolate - Organic Blog

Le Chocolatier Organic Fair Trade Chocolate - Organic Blog | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Le Chocolatier Last week while I was in Cape Town for The Food For Thought 2015 Seminar, I drove down a day early to go and find the man behind the organic fair trade chocolate that is taking SA by storm.
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Chop, chop: Cocoa dependents must finance farm training before more forests are axed

Chop, chop: Cocoa dependents must finance farm training before more forests are axed | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The chocolate industry must ramp up support for good agricultural practices on existing cocoa farmland or else rainforest will be chopped down to make way for new plantations...
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Chop, chop: Cocoa dependents must finance farm training before more forests are axed

Chop, chop: Cocoa dependents must finance farm training before more forests are axed | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The chocolate industry must ramp up support for good agricultural practices on existing cocoa farmland or else rainforest will be chopped down to make way for new plantations...
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Is Chocolate Good for You ?

Is Chocolate Good for You ? | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Oh chocolate, sweet food of the gods! There’s nothing quite like a tasty chocolate bar when you need something tasty for dessert, and a bit of chocolate makes everything better. Without chocolate, the world would be a dark, ruinous place indeed!
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Cocoa production to hit 1.2 million tonnes this year | Business & Financial Times Online

Cocoa production to hit 1.2 million tonnes this year | Business & Financial Times Online | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Total cocoa production for the 2014/2015 season will hit 1.2 million metric tonnes, Michael Gyasi, Suhum District Cocoa Officer of the Extension and Health Division of COCOBOD, has hinted.
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Ghana farmer Mary Appiah raises a family on Fairtrade cacao

Ghana farmer Mary Appiah raises a family on Fairtrade cacao | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
SHE is a long way from home, but Mary Appiah is delighted to be in Sydney, sharing her chocolate secrets. Surprisingly, the Ghanaian cocoa farmer, a member of Fairtrade co-op Kuapa Kokoo, reveals she is not a fan of sweet things, including chocolate, preferring to use the cacao she grows on her farm to make a savoury dish instead.
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Papua New Guinea eyes cocoa expansion - Oxford Business Group

Papua New Guinea eyes cocoa expansion - Oxford Business Group | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A drive to strengthen the cocoa industry in Papua New Guinea is helping local growers draw a line under a difficult few years as rising international demand looks set to aid recovery.
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Dublin Can’t Decide if It Likes Fairtrade Coffee or Not

Dublin Can’t Decide if It Likes Fairtrade Coffee or Not | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Despite claims of organic sourcing, Dublin coffee shops seem reluctant to use Fairtrade beans, a decision that could be bad news for coffee farmers.
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Looking for delicious, ethically made chocolate? Meet Alter Eco - Treehugger

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Looking for delicious, ethically made chocolate? Meet Alter Eco
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As cocoa shortage looms, can this man be chocolate's saviour? (VIDEO) - Malay Mail Online

As cocoa shortage looms, can this man be chocolate's saviour? (VIDEO) - Malay Mail Online | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
LONDON, Feb 16 ― The battle to increase cocoa production and stave off a global chocolate shortage has been given an added boost. A new facility has opened in Britain, charged with safeguarding the world's cocoa crop from disease.
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Chocolate Is a Bittersweet Way of Life in Ghana

Chocolate Is a Bittersweet Way of Life in Ghana | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
This should be a prosperous time for Justice Obini, a cocoa farmer in West Africa. With appetite for chocolate at an all-time high – the global demand has ri...
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#chocolate #Ghana #women #farmers

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The future of chocolate: why cocoa production is at risk

The future of chocolate: why cocoa production is at risk | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Demand for cocoa is predicted to rise by 30% by 2020 but without empowering and investing in small-scale farmers, the industry will struggle to provide sufficient supplySponsor's feature
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Harry Potter Chocolates Will Now Be Fair-Trade-Certified - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)

Harry Potter Chocolates Will Now Be Fair-Trade-Certified - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog) | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A win has been made for wizards and muggles alike with the announcement that Harry Potter--branded chocolates, sold at Universal...
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Scientists Are Trying to Save the World’s Supply of Chocolate

Scientists Are Trying to Save the World’s Supply of Chocolate | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
While you’re in your cubicle munching on some chocolate cake from a colleague’s birthday, scientists in London are working to save the world’s supply of chocolate. Didn’t know chocolate needed saving? Now you do.[related]
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7 Must-Know Chocolate Terms

7 Must-Know Chocolate Terms | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
If you love fine chocolate and care about quality, here are seven key terms to become familiar with before you hit the fancy chocolate aisle.

Via Charles Tiayon
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#chocolate #cocoa #fairtrade

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Sustainable sourcing - Confectionery Production

Sustainable sourcing - Confectionery Production | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Ghana is benefitting from the efforts being made across the cocoa supply chain to promote ethics and sustainability. Jonathan Dyson reports.
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Ending unlawful child labor in cocoa: Nestlé approach can be the model, says ICI

Ending unlawful child labor in cocoa: Nestlé approach can be the model, says ICI | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Nestlé has implemented a child labor prevention system that goes further to detect and stamp out the practice than existing methods, according to its implementing partner the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), which says it could become the...
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World Fair Trade Week 2015 - Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS) | Año Europeo del Desarrollo

World Fair Trade Week 2015 - Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS) | Año Europeo del Desarrollo | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The 5th Fair Trade International Symposium 2015, ‘Critically Developing the Fair Trade Movement: Trade justice in food, fashion and craft’, will develop critical analysis of the international Fair Trade movement in a number of key contexts.
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Jembrana cacao farmers strive toward sustainability

Jembrana cacao farmers strive toward sustainability | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Cacao farmers in Jembrana regency have successfully paved their way toward sustainable agriculture, thanks to strong support from an NGO, the local ...
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Bitter taste: Child slaves produce cocoa for our chocolate - Jweekly.com

Bitter taste: Child slaves produce cocoa for our chocolate - Jweekly.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
J. provides weekly news articles, reviews and features about the Jewish community of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.
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Can GMOs Save Chocolate? – The Plate: Rebecca Rupp

Can GMOs Save Chocolate? – The Plate: Rebecca Rupp | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
GMOs may be able to save chocolate. The bigger question is whether we want them to. Chocolate–the scrumptious confection of Valentine boxes and Easter baskets–is in trouble. The average American ea...

Via Alexander J. Stein
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Zohair Ahmed's curator insight, March 22, 3:54 PM

Chocolate has been enjoyed by many Americans and Europeans, but as more and more chocolate lovers are born (China and India) the delicacy becomes more sparce. Chocolate is in trouble, the cacao trees which produces the cocoa needed for chocolate is a very hard plant to grow, and has many diseases attacking it. The trees are extremely hard to grow, and also bear fruit in 5 years, sometimes even 10! The cocoa conventional cacao tree breading is also unpredictable, and has been criticized as lousy or a nasty taste. This makes many people turn to GMO's as a solution. GMO'S would help make then resistant to the diseases and insects, but there is an overwhelming opposition to the solution of GMO'S. GMO's are a major topic of Unit 5.

 

GMO's have been discussed as bad, negative and unhelpful in our class, but their benefits are heavy as well. Just imagine a world without chocolate..... :(. GMO's can save foods as well as save lives by giving the poor the much needed nutrition they are in search for.

Norman Warthmann's curator insight, March 22, 8:52 PM

maybe a chocolate shortage is a good thing ?! however, probably the best bet is to grow the plants outside the native range of the pathogen.

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Is Chocolate Good For Health? - News Every day

Is Chocolate Good For Health? - News Every day | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Eating chocolate in moderation can benefit your health and brain, shows a number of studies.
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World's Sweet Tooth Heats Up Cocoa

World's Sweet Tooth Heats Up Cocoa | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Hoard that Valentine's Day candy now, because chocolate prices are poised to head higher.
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Raaka's “virgin chocolate” tests the limits of where the confection can go - FoodNavigator-USA.com

Raaka's “virgin chocolate” tests the limits of where the confection can go - FoodNavigator-USA.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Brooklyn start-up Raaka is carving out space in the crowded chocolate category by skipping the traditional step of roasting the cocoa bean to create “virgin chocolate” that highlights the “true flavors” of the beans, according to a company...
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How ‘Harry Potter’ fans won a four-year fight against child slavery

How ‘Harry Potter’ fans won a four-year fight against child slavery | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. just agreed to hold their cocoa production to higher standards. The activists who lead the campaign? Devoted "Harry Potter" fans.
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#harrypotter #chocolate #childslavery

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