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Court refuses to dismiss Hershey child labor case

Court refuses to dismiss Hershey child labor case | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A US court has refused to dismiss a civil case against Hershey alleging complicity in illegal child labor and human trafficking on cocoa farms in West Africa.
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Was Your Easter Chocolate Sourced From Ethical Integrity?

Was Your Easter Chocolate Sourced From Ethical Integrity? | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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#Chocolate and #Cocoa and how a child enters life as a slave

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Americans Prioritize Jobs – Fair Trade Laws | Ipsos

Americans Prioritize Jobs – Fair Trade Laws | Ipsos | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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Americans speaks up! #FairTrade Laws

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New Mushroom Treatment Removes Bitterness From Chocolate

New Mushroom Treatment Removes Bitterness From Chocolate | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A unique fermentation process.
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New #Mushroom Treatment Removes #Bitterness From #Chocolate
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Come to Our Provocative Chocolate Affair with Ethical Hedonist

Come to Our Provocative Chocolate Affair with Ethical Hedonist | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Come to Our Provocative Chocolate Affair, an Inspirational Evening of Provocative Ideas and Female Inspiration, Philanthropy and Sustainable Talent – Oh and sinfully good artisan chocolate! Buy your Early Bird tickets now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-provocative-chocolate-affair-a-summer-evening-of-inspiration-philanthropy-tickets-11605655829
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Dark Chocolate is Good for Men’s Health

Dark Chocolate is Good for Men’s Health | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Cocoa-rich dark chocolate might help protect against heart disease and stroke, more so for men.
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Chocolate and Cocoa Companies Sign On To CocoaAction Program - Justmeans (blog)

Chocolate and Cocoa Companies Sign On To CocoaAction Program - Justmeans (blog) | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Justmeans (blog) Chocolate and Cocoa Companies Sign On To CocoaAction Program Justmeans (blog) The companies that are a part of Cocoa Action will work closely with the Ivorian and Ghanian governments to train cocoa farmers in techniques to make...
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Opinion: Social Protection is Essential to Combat Child Labor: The ...

Opinion: Social Protection is Essential to Combat Child Labor: The ... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Today also marks the end of the 103rd session of the International Labor Conference and Ed Potter, director of global workplace rights at The Coca-Cola Company, bows out from the ILO Employers' group after years of distinguished service.
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Combating Child Labor day by day. On the road of increased awareness!

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Toledo celebrates Cacao Festival - Breaking Belize News

Toledo celebrates Cacao Festival - Breaking Belize News | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
According to the project coordinator for the Toledo Cacao Growers Association Thomas Tillett, the Association currently has a membership of about 1,100 cacao farmers. And while that may seem like a small amount, when ...
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Why fair is good for trade - Supply Management

Why fair is good for trade - Supply Management | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it

Why fair is good for trade Supply Management These are the findings of Empowering Women Farmers in Agricultural Value Chains, a report from Twin, an ethical trading supply chain charity, that says businesses are unaware of the value women provide...

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Here's Another Reason Why We Should Be Eating More Chocolate - Babble

Here's Another Reason Why We Should Be Eating More Chocolate - Babble | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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I can't help myself from getting a little bit excited every time I see “chocolate” in the headlines of health-related articles.
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Why dark chocolate IS good: Microbes turn cocoa into natural drug

Why dark chocolate IS good: Microbes turn cocoa into natural drug | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Researchers from Louisiana discovered microbes in the gut that feast on cocoa fibres. This ferments into an anti-inflammatory that is absorbed into the bloodstream.
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The precise reason for the health benefits of dark chocolate: mystery solved

The precise reason for the health benefits of dark chocolate: mystery solved | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
the-precise-reason-for-the-health-benefits-of-dark-chocolate-mystery-solved (RT @MethodistHosp: Why is dark chocolate good for you?
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Chocolate pioneers eye Vietnam for cocoa production

As demand for high-quality chocolate rises globally -- particularly in emerging markets -- the industry is eyeing communist Vietnam as a new supplier. Durati...
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Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience

Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Demand for Fair Trade products is rising as people become more aware of how their food and other products are made. That makes the Fair Trade market a growing opportunity for small business owners.
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A booming 90% of the coffee the New York-based company sells is #FairTrade -- certified as treated and paid well.

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The Corporatization of Fair Trade, Small Farmers, Alienated Consumers, and Social Movements

The Corporatization of Fair Trade, Small Farmers, Alienated Consumers, and Social Movements | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Twenty-two years ago, Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal, and Michael Rozyne founded the first Fair Trade coffee and tea organization in the United States. Soon thereafter, their first Fair Trade c...
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The Corporatization of #Fairtrade, Small #Farmers, Alienated #Consumers, and Social Movements

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Fair Trade in Japan

Fair Trade in Japan | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
We asked Yumi to share her experiences with fair trade in her home country, Japan.
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Check out #FairTrade in #Japan, from #fashion to #chocolate

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Cocoa is Ghana, Ghana is Cocoa...

Cocoa is Ghana, Ghana is Cocoa... | Fairly Traded News | 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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Latest Fairtrade cocoa report: Farmers investing in change

Latest Fairtrade cocoa report: Farmers investing in change | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Fairtrade cocoa farmers in West Africa are investing in their farms, crop infrastructure and communities, but they need deeper, long-term partnerships to drive change.
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Mondelez to partner with Harvard for third-party cocoa verification - Candy Industry

Mondelez to partner with Harvard for third-party cocoa verification - Candy Industry | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Mondelez to partner with Harvard for third-party cocoa verification
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The assessments revealed striking gaps in income and opportunities for female cocoa farmers.
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Cargill pledges to accelerate sustainable cocoa program - Candy Industry

Cargill pledges to accelerate sustainable cocoa program - Candy Industry | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Cargill pledges to accelerate sustainable cocoa program
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Seedlings: 25.3 million seedlings have been distributed to support growth in cocoa production, particularly in Brazil.
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Cargill is definitely on the right track! "We believe educated, empowered and successful farmers are essential to meeting the challenges facing the cocoa and chocolate sector"

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What's all the fuss about fairtrade food? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

What's all the fuss about fairtrade food? - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of baking with chocolate. Is there anything greater than melting together dark chocolate and butter to create luscious dark chocolate cookies? Or using fancy expensive - New Zealand Herald
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Court refuses to dismiss Hershey child labor case

Court refuses to dismiss Hershey child labor case | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A US court has refused to dismiss a civil case against Hershey alleging complicity in illegal child labor and human trafficking on cocoa farms in West Africa.
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Fair Trade Chocolate You Can Eat on Passover

Fair Trade Chocolate You Can Eat on Passover | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The gift of freedom our people received generations ago bestows upon us the obligation and responsibility to work for the liberation of all people.
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The Solar Roaster

ChocoSol is a Toronto based social enterprise and learning community. Through horizontal trade relationships with smallscale organic forest gardeners in Sout...
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Project Green – Buy Fair Trade Chocolate (Hanna's Places)

Project Green – Buy Fair Trade Chocolate (Hanna's Places) | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Hello lovelies and happy Monday! How are you all doing? I hope you had a good weekend and are ready for a new and...
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