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Ethical Eating – it's Easy | healthtalksTV

Ethical Eating – it's Easy | healthtalksTV | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Lola tells us how to get the best quality meat “chipper cheap” and how it's super important to support local growers. Adele touches on cruelty free products and why fair trade is so very important. Oh and you'll also learn just ...
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20 ways to combat modern-day slavery | World News Views

20 ways to combat modern-day slavery | World News Views | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Aidan McQuade, director of Anti-Slavery International, London, UK. @the_mcquade. Anti-slavery organisations cannot achieve much without engaging with other sectors: Slavery will only be tackled through collaborations ...
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DARK CHOCOLATE GOOD | gr8fuladdict

DARK CHOCOLATE GOOD | gr8fuladdict | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
There are some things that are good when dark, like chocolate. There are some things that are not so good when dark, like our thoughts. Recovery is not about being in a good mood all the time. It's worth repeating (and ...
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Cocoa farmers appeal for protection - Vibe Ghana

Cocoa farmers appeal for protection - Vibe Ghana | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Cocoa farmers appeal for protection
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Opanin Adama, 76, made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani on Monday on behalf of cocoa farmers at Camp 15, Kwaadwomo, Bediako, Kasapin.
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Farmers raise the alarm over non implementation of cocoa scheme - Nigerian Tribune

Farmers raise the alarm over non implementation of cocoa scheme - Nigerian Tribune | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Farmers raise the alarm over non implementation of cocoa scheme Nigerian Tribune Cocoa farmers in the country has raised the alarm over the negative effect that the non implementation of the Cocoa Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) would have on the...
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Coffee and Chocolate: Helping You, Helping Me | U.S. Global ...

Coffee and Chocolate: Helping You, Helping Me | U.S. Global ... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The doing good part of the equation involves training 100,000 cocoa farmers over five years as a more sustainable solution to poverty and food insecurity in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria.
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Organic & Fair Trade Premium Peruvian Cocoa / Cacao Butter | Eco ...

Organic & Fair Trade Premium Peruvian Cocoa / Cacao Butter | Eco ... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
When you buy our Fair Trade Cocoa butter, you are enabling people to live with dignity and help them invest in their families, communities and the environment. Same Day Shipping Will come well packaged in a labeled food ...
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Ethical Spooks: Fair Trade Chocolate At Halloween | Mostly Food

Brands such as Cadbury and Nestle have been dipping their toes into ethical chocolate and finding out it is good for business, the environment and workers. Other , smaller brands that make organic chocolate are becoming ...
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About time. Now perhaps real change will come

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Cargill's 'promise' helps first Brazilian cocoa farmers become UTZ certified - Candy Industry

Cargill's 'promise' helps first Brazilian cocoa farmers become UTZ certified - Candy Industry | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Cargill's 'promise' helps first Brazilian cocoa farmers become UTZ certified Candy Industry The Cargill Cocoa Promise is the company's global commitment to the development of a sustainable cocoa supply chain and to making a difference in three key...
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Inside Fair Lawn: Chocolate Tasting at the Library - Patch.com

Inside Fair Lawn: Chocolate Tasting at the Library - Patch.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Inside Fair Lawn: Chocolate Tasting at the Library
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Inside Fair Lawn's Wayne Robbins went to a very special event at the Maurice M.
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New technologies for cocoa farming pull youth, secure chocolate ...

New technologies for cocoa farming pull youth, secure chocolate ... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The Vision for Change project is seeking to raise cocoa production to meet this demand in a sustainable way. Invigorating cocoa communities will make cocoa sustainable and profitable for farmers. The programme is currently ...
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Nestlé’s approach to bio-fortification in Africa - Nestlé (2013)

The ‘double burden’ of malnutrition is a growing problem in developing countries worldwide. Nestlé, the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, is determined to play a part in addressing the dual issue of persistent under-nutrition, and the rise in obesity and diet-related chronic diseases.

 Recent statistics revealed that more than a third of children below the age of five suffer from under-nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa... Malnourished children may be stunted in growth, have reduced Intelligence Quotient (IQ), and a lower resistance to infection due to a lack of Vitamin A, Zinc, Iron or Iodine. Micronutrient deficiencies are very common nutritional issues for the population in Africa and Nestlé is helping to tackle this increasing problem by identifying and addressing the different nutritional gaps in diets. Using information from local governments and international health authorities, the company is adapting its portfolio by adding these nutrients to its products...  

The company is using conventionally bred crops that are rich in micronutrients, and is cross-breeding them with high-yield varieties to produce high-yielding, nutritious crops. For example, bio-fortified cassava, millet and maize varieties rich in Iron and Zinc are being grown in Nigeria, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire. Nestlé hopes to boost the planting and consumption of crops rich in vitamins and minerals specifically for rural populations in developing countries, plus increase the quality of raw materials used in its factories... 


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About time Nestle ploughed back some of its profits into the local economy. 

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Alexander J. Stein's curator insight, July 21, 2013 7:10 PM

"increase the quality of raw materials used in its factories" >> That may well be an important step: While biofortified crops are also intended to be consumed by the farmers themselves, being able to sell a crop could be an important incentive for farmers to cultivate it in the first place. 

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Review of dark chocolate: Nibmor and Equal Exchange chocolate

Review of dark chocolate: Nibmor and Equal Exchange chocolate | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
This is a review of two of my favorite dark chocolates. Nibmor chocolate and Equal Exchange chocolate.
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Tough choice

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Kuapa Kokoo sustains profit under unfavourable credit regime - Myjoyonline.com

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Kuapa Kokoo sustains profit under unfavourable credit regime
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... Ali Fatima, announced a child-led community based approach to reduce the number of children in hazardous work on cocoa farmers.
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Way to go Fatima Ali. We know how hard it must be to fight and win against all odds. 

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Hot Chocolate Good For You, Couldn't Be Better | Gotta Get Better

Hot Chocolate Good For You, Couldn't Be Better | Gotta Get Better | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Hot Chocolate Good For You, Couldn't Be Better. Posted on August 8, 2013 by Char — No Comments ↓. Hot Cocoa rich in high antioxidant flavanaol may keep the brain healthy by preserving blood flow in working areas of the brain.
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Agroforestry offers potential for greater food security in Africa - How we made it in Africa

Agroforestry offers potential for greater food security in Africa - How we made it in Africa | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Agroforestry offers potential for greater food security in Africa
How we made it in Africa
But over the last decade, cocoa production has been declining because of depleted soils, ageing trees, pests and diseases, and changing weather.
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Pod to bar | INhonolulu

Pod to bar | INhonolulu | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
He argues that although chocolate makers try to take all the credit, it's the cacao farmers who are most responsible for the flavor of the cacao, and thus the chocolate. “The great thing about making chocolate where the cacao ...
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Chocolate: Friend or Foe? | Phoenix Helix

Chocolate: Friend or Foe? | Phoenix Helix | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Is Chocolate Good or Bad For You? One of life's essential questions, at least for me. I loooove chocolate, although I didn't start out that way. In fact, as a child, even the smell of chocolate made me nauseous.
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$1.2 bn To Purchase 830000 Tonnes of Cocoa This Season - spyghana.com

$1.2 bn To Purchase 830000 Tonnes of Cocoa This Season - spyghana.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
$1.2 bn To Purchase 830000 Tonnes of Cocoa This Season
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Cocoa production has also increased significantly since the 1999/2000 crop season, reaching an all-time high of one million metric tonnes in the 2010/2011 crop season.
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Cacao and Chocolate in Vietnam, a brief history - Marou, Faiseurs ...

Cacao and Chocolate in Vietnam, a brief history - Marou, Faiseurs ... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The second act of the Vietnamese cacao story takes place in the bleak hours of the 1980s, when a reunified but defiant Vietnam depended chiefly on the USSR and other Eastern Block countries for its meagre trade.
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No More Nightmares - AllAfrica.com

No More Nightmares - AllAfrica.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
No More Nightmares
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Despite relative peace in Côte d'Ivoire the underlying ethnic and political tensions remain largely unaddressed.
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Media coverage of forced labour: exposing Britain's hidden crime - The Guardian

Media coverage of forced labour: exposing Britain's hidden crime - The Guardian | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The Guardian Media coverage of forced labour: exposing Britain's hidden crime The Guardian Jakub Sobik of Anti-Slavery International points out that in cases of domestic servitude, victims are much less likely to come forward as government changes...
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Clerks told to stop cheating cocoa farmers - Ghana Business News

Clerks told to stop cheating cocoa farmers - Ghana Business News | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Ghana Business News Clerks told to stop cheating cocoa farmers Ghana Business News cocoa Kuapa Kokoo Limited (KKL), a licensed cocoa buying company, has cautioned purchasing clerks (PCs) who indulge in cheating, to stop the practice in their own...
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Follow your labels: Feeding chocolate lovers at low, or no, wage - Yahoo! News

Follow your labels: Feeding chocolate lovers at low, or no, wage
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A trip to Paris for families - Standard Freeholder

A trip to Paris for families - Standard Freeholder | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it

A trip to Paris for families Standard Freeholder The museum displays artifacts related to the cultivation of cocoa and the production and consumption of chocolate, including 3,500-year-old stones used by Mayans for crushing beans.


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