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Mars Empowers Women Cocoa Farmers in Cote d’Ivoire - SocialEarth

Mars Empowers Women Cocoa Farmers in Cote d’Ivoire - SocialEarth | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Last year, in April 2013, Mars Chocolate signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles to further its commitment to the empowerment of women in the cocoa sector.
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Cocoa Industry Comes Together to Boost Yields

Cocoa Industry Comes Together to Boost Yields | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Major players in the global cocoa and chocolate industry are working together in an effort to drive up cocoa production to meet growing demand.
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#demand  #supply #cacao #chocolate

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Cocoa Loco UK's first ethical chocolate shop opens

Cocoa Loco UK's first ethical chocolate shop opens | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
As Cocoa Loco opens the UK's first 100% Fairtrade chocolate shop, we list six more ethical chocolate shops to try nationwide.
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#caoca #cocoa #UK #chocolate

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The Feminist Fair Trade Movement

The Feminist Fair Trade Movement | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Whenever I attend the various trade shows where many of my fair trade suppliers present their newest products, I am struck by the preponderance of women who have founded and run fair trade companie...
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#feminist #FairTrade #ethical

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Dang Chocolate Coated Coconut Chips: The Perfect Fair Trade Snack | Fair Trade USA

Dang Chocolate Coated Coconut Chips: The Perfect Fair Trade Snack | Fair Trade USA | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Dang Foods use Fair Trade certified chocolate for their chocolate-coated coconut chips and are working to help ensure farmers are paid a fair price, allowing the improvement of farmers' lives, as well as their community and environment.
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#FairtradeOctober #October #EthicalChocolate #Treats

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ORJI STARTS DISTRIBUTION OF COCOA SEEDLINGS TO COCOA FARMERS IN ABIA - Nigerian Union-Mail Online

ORJI STARTS DISTRIBUTION OF COCOA SEEDLINGS TO COCOA FARMERS IN ABIA - Nigerian Union-Mail Online | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
As you read this, the Abia state government has begun distribution of 600,000 cocoa seedlings..
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Towards making a better state #economy, the #Abia Government has begun distribution of #cocoa seedlings to #farmers

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11 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Buy 'Fair Trade'

11 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Buy 'Fair Trade' | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Fair is one of those values most of us were taught when we were kids. Playing fair meant not cheating, being honest, and treating others the way we wanted
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Did you know there's food you can buy asides from #chocolate and #coffee that are also #Fairtrade?

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Chocolate science: melting moment in research | The National

Chocolate science: melting moment in research | The National | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Designing chocolate that will not melt in high heat has become an academic affair at the University of Cambridge, which will not say who is funding the study. But figuring that out is not rocket science.
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Wouldn’t it be great if someone could invent a #chocolate bar that didn’t melt in the sun? The challenge to improve the human condition has been taken up by the University of #Cambridge. Read on for the full story!



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Sales of fair trade chocolate soar at Easter

Sales of fair trade chocolate soar at Easter | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The sale of fair trade chocolate has leapt almost 10,000 per cent since 2007, new data suggests, meaning that it's more likely than ever you will be eating a fair trade or artisan easter egg today.
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An increased popularity of #fairtrade encourages companies to invest in #ethical #cocoa production.

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Ensuring fair trade in RMG sector

ON Eid day, as most Bangladeshis were enjoying joyful moments with their friends and families, some 1,600 workers of Tuba Garments factory were on a hunger strike in the capital demanding their arre...
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Ensuring #fairtrade means not only #ethical work practices but also #fair price.

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How Fair Trade is Transforming the Fashion Industry

How Fair Trade is Transforming the Fashion Industry | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Mercado Global hosted eight mother-daughter pairs from California in Panajachel, Guatemala. (Credit: Mercado Global)
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#Fairtrade transforming the #fashion industry where women are earning more and investing in #children’s #education

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Beyond fair trade, generous trade | OWL Positive Broadcasting

Beyond fair trade, generous trade | OWL Positive Broadcasting | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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#Chocolatier Paul Johnson and his wife Jean are practicing a form of business that goes beyond fair trade, using micro scale production to bring real social benefits to cacao farmers on the Caribbean coast of #CostaRica.
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Why the world needs ethical chocolate....

Why the world needs ethical chocolate.... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Caring Consumerism: Consumerism could either be a positive or a negative word depending on what we associate with it. I cannot see anything wrong with consuming as long as we are returning the use ...
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Why the #world needs #ethical #chocolate. Be #Fair: Treat people in a way supports  their life for the work they do.

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"Big Chocolate" brings in $83 billion per year. Where does all this money end up?

"Big Chocolate" brings in $83 billion per year. Where does all this money end up? | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The global chocolate industry commands more than $83 billion annually, but how much of this gets back to the farmers? Since most chocolate on US store shelves comes from West Africa, Green America ...
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#chocolate #farmers #fairtradeOctober #ethical

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Why Chocolate Is Good for Us

Why Chocolate Is Good for Us | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
In recent years, large scale epidemiological studies have found that people whose diets include dark chocolate have a lower risk of heart disease than those whose diets do not.

Via Thomas Wentzel
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#healthtips #chocolate

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31 Ways and 31 Days to Fair Trade your October | Global Exchange

31 Ways and 31 Days to Fair Trade your October | Global Exchange | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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#Halloween #FairTrade #October

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Fair Trade Chocolate: Fair For Life Certification

Fair Trade Chocolate: Fair For Life Certification | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Lake Champlain Chocolates earns Fair for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certification, a third-party certification for social accountability and fair trade. Learn more...
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#Fairtrade #Farmers #Chocolate

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5 Reasons to Eat Fair Trade Chocolate

5 Reasons to Eat Fair Trade Chocolate | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Here are 5 reason to eat fair trade chocolate, including the lack of child labor, protection of the planet, and of course, it tastes great!
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Why you SHOULD eat #fairtrade #chocolate!

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10 facts about cocoa you probably didn't know

10 facts about cocoa you probably didn't know | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
While planning my trip and getting all the boring stuff out of the way -- vaccinations, travel insurance and clothes shopping for the Amazon (ah yes, important still to look chic without getting ra...
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10 facts about #cocoa that will change your life forever!

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Kuapa Kokoo: How the cocoa farmers’ co-operative behind Divine was formed

Kuapa Kokoo: How the cocoa farmers’ co-operative behind Divine was formed | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The story of how Kuapa Kokoo grew from humble origins to become one of Ghana’s biggest co-operatives. Here’s how it all started
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Kuapa Kokoo grew from humble origins to become one of #Ghana’s biggest #cocoafarmers co-operatives. Here’s how it all started:

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Cacao did they do that? (IFAD) | Global Environment Facility

By Ilaria Firmian – Knowledge Management Officer for IFAD Adapting to climate change through organic cocoa production in São Tomé The importance of facilitating local and regional market access for sustainable production systems through public-private partnerships; Restoration and development of protected areas goes hand in hand with sustainable pr
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From falling #cocoa prices and abandonment of land in 1998,to an increased #organic production in Sao Tome today#IFAD

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Candidate backs fair trade agenda to promote jobs

After hosting two international trade-related events in the region recently, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind said he is committed to promoting a fair trade agenda that will create Wisconsin jobs and raise labor and environmental standards.
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Promoting a #fairtrade agenda that will create #jobs and raise #labor and #environmental standards.

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Akuafo Adamfo to help farmers boost cocoa production

Akuafo Adamfo to help farmers boost cocoa production | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Akuafo Adamfo, a private cocoa purchasing company, has paid over one million Ghana cedis to 8,334 cocoa farmers at a ceremony in Bekwai in the Ashanti Region to...
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#Cocoa farmers taught practices on #sustainable agricultural and #environmental practices to boost cocoa production.

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Dark chocolate 'good for the heart,' study suggests

Dark chocolate 'good for the heart,' study suggests | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Netherlands have found that dark chocolate can improve heart health by reducing the risk of atherosclerosis - thickening and hardening of the arteries.
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Dark #Chocolate: is good for your #heart! Head out to your nearest #fairtrade store and indulge in ethical sweetness.

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