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How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of “certified” - Candy Industry (blog)

How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of “certified” - Candy Industry (blog) | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
How do we get enough certified cocoa by 2020? Change the definition of “certified”
Candy Industry (blog)
And so, chocolate companies want to make sure the cocoa farmers' kids are going to class before they help bring in the crop.
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5 Benefits of Chocolate That Make It More Tempting

Good news for all you chocolate lovers out there: When eaten in moderation, chocolate may actually be good for you! Though hidden under the guise of an unhealthy, sugary snack, chocolate has so many health benefits it’s almost too sweet to be true.

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PBC and Touton partnership to boosts cocoa production - spyghana.com

PBC and Touton partnership to boosts cocoa production - spyghana.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
PBC and Touton partnership to boosts cocoa production spyghana.com wpid-GHANA-COCOA.jpg A partnership between the Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC), a leading licenced cocoa-buying company in the country, some selected cocoa farmers and Touton...
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Given all the knowledge we now have boosting production should be accmpained by some checks. 

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Chocolate: Good for Cognitive Health? - Advanced Imaging Centers

Chocolate: Good for Cognitive Health? - Advanced Imaging Centers | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
chocolate Chocoholics and other sweet lovers rejoice! A new study might prove that chocolate is in fact good for you, or parts of you at least. A study by Dr. Farzaneh Sorond, a neurologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in ...
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Kuapa Kokoo sustains profit under unfavourable credit regime - Myjoyonline.com

Kuapa Kokoo sustains profit under unfavourable credit regime - Myjoyonline.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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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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PBC cocoa certification programme benefits 60 thousand farmers - Myjoyonline.com

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PBC cocoa certification programme benefits 60 thousand farmers
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Cocoa farmers in parts of the country are reaping the benefits of cocoa certification programmes, which involve strict production and fair-trade standards.
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Howie's Corner: Fighting slavery in the 21st Century

Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery. We work at local, national and ...
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Which is the fairest firm of all? - The Independent

Which is the fairest firm of all? - The Independent | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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Which is the fairest firm of all?
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The hugely successful Fair Trade chocolate company which is 45 per cent owned by cocoa farmers. Farmers get a slice of the profits to invest in their communities.
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Fair wages is not a one size fit all option. It has ramifications but can be done if the intention is really fair.

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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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Light banter brings discussion about ethical eating worth a listen

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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
Vibe Ghana
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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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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