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​Chocolate Gets Sweeter With CSR in the Mix | Justmeans

​Chocolate Gets Sweeter With CSR in the Mix | Justmeans | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, awareness of the issues related to cocoa production has grown substantially. Cocoa, the raw material for chocolate, is one of the world's most popular food types—especially for children.
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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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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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New Chocolates Promise to Help With PMS Symptoms - KTIC

New Chocolates Promise to Help With PMS Symptoms - KTIC | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
(NEW YORK) — Even women with the strictest discipline can fall prey to the prime peril of PMS: chocolate. Tania Green, 29, was one of those women.
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Choose Fair Trade chocolate when shopping - Poughkeepsie Journal

Choose Fair Trade chocolate when shopping - Poughkeepsie Journal | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Choose Fair Trade chocolate when shopping
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This is what authentic fair trade looks like: Visiting Tierra Nueva co-op in Nicaragua

This is what authentic fair trade looks like: Visiting Tierra Nueva co-op in Nicaragua | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The following post was written by Dana Geffner, Executive Director of the Fair World Project. The post was sent to us from Nicaragua where she is visiting Fair Trade co-operatives. We leave Granada...
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UN News - UN-backed project to help Colombian farmers move away from illicit crops towards fair trade chocolate

UN News - UN-backed project to help Colombian farmers move away from illicit crops towards fair trade chocolate | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A sweet new partnership between the United Nations, the Colombian and Austrian Governments and a renowned chocolate manufacturer is slated to bring free-trade practices and a critical source of income to Colombian farmers who have long relied on revenues from illicit drug crops, the Organization’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced.
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Buy Fair Trade this Christmas - The Edinburgh Reporter

Buy Fair Trade this Christmas - The Edinburgh Reporter | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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Buy Fair Trade this Christmas
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So why not fill a stocking with some Fair Trade chocolate, coffee, olive oil or wonderful handicrafts?
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Original Beans: Planet Chocolate - Billionaire.com

Original Beans: Planet Chocolate - Billionaire.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
This is not your typical artisanal fare. For every bar of its chocolate that is purchased, Original Beans plants a tree in the forest of its origin while also offering customers ‘tree-tracking numbers’.
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The Surprising Reason Chocolate Is Good for You

The Surprising Reason Chocolate Is Good for You | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Eating chocolate, especially dark, in moderation can be beneficial to your digestive system
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Why is Dark Chocolate Good for You? - FitAdvices.com

Why is Dark Chocolate Good for You? - FitAdvices.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it

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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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Chocolate (Cacao) - Ayurvedic Diet & Recipes

Chocolate (Cacao) - Ayurvedic Diet & Recipes | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Sensual and luxurious, chocolate is evocative of desire and indulgence. It warms the heart and abdomen while elevating mood and lifting depression. Chocolate is an aphrodisiac, especially for women for whom chocolate may be addictive.

Via DebbyBruck, Demarcio Washington
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Dark Chocolate Is Good for the Memory | Embarrassing Solutions

Dark Chocolate Is Good for the Memory | Embarrassing Solutions | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate found to reversed age-related memory , according to a study led by Real Scientist University of L'Aquila in Italy .
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Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank the Bacteria in Your Gut - Natural Health Advisory

Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank the Bacteria in Your Gut - Natural Health Advisory | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Recent research has shown that dark chocolate is beneficial for heart health, diabetes, memory, and more. So why is dark chocolate good for you? The microbiota in our gut like chocolate, too; they feed on compounds found in chocolate and produce anti-inflammatory, health-promoting compounds in the process.
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Dark chocolate ‘good for the heart,’ study suggests | EASYNEPAL

Dark chocolate ‘good for the heart,’ study suggests | EASYNEPAL | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Nutritionists have long said that eating dark chocolate in moderation can be good for our health. Now, researchers have discovered why. It may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis - thickening and hardening of the arteries - by restoring flexibility of the arteries and preventing white blood cells from sticking to the blood vessel walls. The research team, including Prof. Diederik Esser of the Top Institute Food and Nutrition and the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, both in the Netherlands, published the study in The FASEB Journal. To reach their findings, the investigators analyzed 44 overweight men aged between 45 and 70 years. Over two periods of 4 weeks, the men were required to eat either 70 g of regular dark chocolate each day or 70 g of specially produced dark chocolate with high levels of flavanol - a naturally occurring antioxidant found in some plants, including the cocoa plant. Both chocolates were similar in their cocoa content. Subjects were asked not to
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6 Reasons Chocolate's Good for You - NDTV

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6 Reasons Chocolate's Good for You
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It's a well-known fact that too much consumption of sugar is bad for health. But a little bit of sugar in moderation isn't as terrible as one thought, say researchers.
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Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers

Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it

##Maya Mountain Cacao helps farmers focus on sustainable techniques and a better product while investors make a profit.


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Spencer Cocoa: Chocolate with an ethical Center (and a giveaway ...

Spencer Cocoa: Chocolate with an ethical Center (and a giveaway ... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it

#But what constitutes ethical chocolate these days? It's pretty hard to tell. Take a peek at this incredible family of chocolateers, doing it right. In a backyard shed set in a lush vegetable garden in Mudgee is Spencer Cocoa, ...

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West Africa boycott needed for slave-free chocolate, says consumer group

West Africa boycott needed for slave-free chocolate, says consumer group | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The Food Empowerment Project has called on US chocolate makers to list cocoa country of origin on pack so consumers can avoid brands that use cocoa from West Africa, where it claims unlawful child labor is common.
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