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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 ‘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

6 Reasons Chocolate's Good for You - NDTV | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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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Chocolatier learned her art at the source | New Hampshire Dining & Food

Chocolatier learned her art at the source | New Hampshire Dining & Food | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
After learning the art of chocolate making at its ancient South American source, Peterborough native Neely Cohen has returned home to open her own chocolate factory.
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Cocoa Group Seeks to Ease Chocoholics’ Fears of a Chocolypse

Cocoa Group Seeks to Ease Chocoholics’ Fears of a Chocolypse | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The world is apparently not headed for a one-million ton shortage of cocoa beans – a key chocolate ingredient.
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Dark chocolate benefits | Feel Good Food | Lemon Squeezy

Dark chocolate benefits | Feel Good Food | Lemon Squeezy | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
I’ve just read Chocolate by LemonSqueezyUK http://www.lemonsqueezy.eu/health-and-nutrition/food-focus/chocolate

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The World Is Running Out of Chocolate — But Scientists Have a Plan to Fix That

The World Is Running Out of Chocolate — But Scientists Have a Plan to Fix That | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
In 15 years, there could be a 2 million ton chocolate deficit.
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Why a looming world chocolate shortage might be a good thing - Christian Science Monitor

Why a looming world chocolate shortage might be a good thing - Christian Science Monitor | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A global chocolate shortage (and higher prices) looms, according to a Swiss chocolate producer. Why a shortfall in cacao might not be such a bad thing.
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Don't panic, but we could be running out of chocolate - Telegraph

Don't panic, but we could be running out of chocolate - Telegraph | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Global demand for chocolate is outpacing the rate of cocoa production. By 2020, the world could see a chocolate deficit of 1m tonnes
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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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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
The Edinburgh Reporter
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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Purple Cocoa Pods Help Women Farmers Crack Ban on Land Ownership

Purple Cocoa Pods Help Women Farmers Crack Ban on Land Ownership | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Marie Odie strokes a purple cocoa pod, sizing it up, before she walks on through the trees on her plantation in central western Ivory Coast. After four years of hard work, she’s about to pick her first harvest.
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Because No One Wants To Imagine A World Without Chocolate

Because No One Wants To Imagine A World Without Chocolate | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
MUNICH — Andreas Jacobs and Paul Polman want to change working conditions and pay around the the world. But they're not human rights activists or union officials. They are instead captains of the chocolate industry, which is struggling to keep up with global demand because cocoa planters are
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Save our chocolate: expert tips to halt the cocoa shortage

Save our chocolate: expert tips to halt the cocoa shortage | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Katy Salter: Chocoholics everywhere have a duty to help preserve the world’s dwindling supply of cocoa. Leading chocolatiers offer their advice
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'Chocolate district' in the making in Brooklyn - Crain's New York Business

'Chocolate district' in the making in Brooklyn - Crain's New York Business | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
A new wave of sweets sellers is putting a fresh stamp on an old staple.
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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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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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