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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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Chocolate for your love | Eco Women: Protectors of the Planet!

Chocolate for your love | Eco Women: Protectors of the Planet! | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Organic chocolate keeps pesticides and chemical fertilizers out of the cocoa beans, promoting a safer and healthier Planet Earth. Many organic chocolates are Fair Trade — opt for thisand you'll help ensure livable wages for ...
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Give your Valentine chocolate that changes lives! - PR Newswire (press release)

Give your Valentine chocolate that changes lives! - PR Newswire (press release) | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Give your Valentine chocolate that changes lives!
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For Valentine's Day, Try Small-Batch Artisan Chocolate - The Epoch Times

For Valentine's Day, Try Small-Batch Artisan Chocolate - The Epoch Times | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
For Valentine's Day, Try Small-Batch Artisan Chocolate The Epoch Times Small bean-to-bar chocolate makers are pushing the envelope in the chocolate industry, exerting perfectionist control over the process, producing delectable chocolate, and...
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» The Dark Side of Chocolate - Your Body, Your Mind

» The Dark Side of Chocolate - Your Body, Your Mind | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Dark chocolate can help with blood pressure, heart disease, and even mental health.
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Steve McQueen Named Ambassador for Anti-Slavery International - I Am Mo Better

Steve McQueen Named Ambassador for Anti-Slavery International - I Am Mo Better | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
*’12 Years a Slave’ Director Steve McQueen has joined forces with the world’s oldest human rights organization.
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Valentine's Day's Dirty Chocolate Secret | Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff

Valentine's Day's Dirty Chocolate Secret | Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Sadly, the opportunity to free people from slavery has not passed away with the 19th century. You can be a hero, and contribute to the freeing of modern-day slaves. Eat less slave-chocolate, and reward fair-trade chocolate ...
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Problems Facing cocoa Farmers in Ghana

there have been a lot of problems facing cocoa farmers in Ghana since 2009 and we await the government to intervene 1. Not received our bonuses since 2009 2....
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Hershey surpasses 2013 cocoa sustainability goal - Baking Business (registration)

Hershey surpasses 2013 cocoa sustainability goal - Baking Business (registration) | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Hershey surpasses 2013 cocoa sustainability goal Baking Business (registration) “This is just one of many initiatives through local N.G.O.s, national governments and development agencies to address child labor and improve the livelihoods of cocoa...
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Make Harry Potter Chocolates Slavery Free - The Petition Site

Make Harry Potter Chocolates Slavery Free - The Petition Site | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Tell Warner Bros. to ensure that the chocolate in Harry Potter's Chocolate Frogs is free of slave labour. (91886 signatures on petition)

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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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A guide to ethical chocolate

A guide to ethical chocolate | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
The chocolate industry is awash in shady practices, GMOs, and child labor. Here's how to tell if your bar is truly guilt-free.
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Small Ones Surround Us: Happy Valentine's Day to You and the ...

Small Ones Surround Us: Happy Valentine's Day to You and the ... | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
They provide their farmers with healthy working conditions and fair wages. ... The only way to protect both workers (including children) and the planet is to purchase only chocolate that is labeled fair trade and organic.
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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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Ghana to contend with cocoa smuggling - SpyGhana.com

Ghana to contend with cocoa smuggling - SpyGhana.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
“Most cocoa farmers around border towns are smuggling the cocoa beans to the various neigbouring countries to get value for their cocoa rather than selling them in Ghana,” he said. He however believes the cocoa sector is ...
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Eat right, live well: Chocolate good for your sweetheart and your heart

Eat right, live well: Chocolate good for your sweetheart and your heart | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
As we mark Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month in February, Tony Smithson reminds us that we no longer have to feel guilty about eating a chocolate truffle or brownie. That’s right, chocolate can be good for your sweetheart and for your heart.
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Jembrana cacao farmers strive toward sustainability Cacao farmers in Jembrana regency

Jembrana cacao farmers strive toward sustainability Cacao farmers in Jembrana regency | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
Cacao farmers in Jembrana regency have successfully paved their way toward sustainable agriculture, thanks to strong support from an NGO, the local (Jembrana cacao farmers strive toward sustainability Cacao farmers in Jembrana regency: Cacao...
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Chocolate- Good or Bad?

Kurriosiity Nutrition Koach Marlo Mitler breaks down one the worlds most loved sweets-Chocolate. Is it good for you? Is it bad? You'll be surprised.
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Cocoa Life - Gladys and Vida - Cocoa Farmers and Community Leaders (Global)

Gladys and Vida are cocoa farming women and leaders in their communities. Cocoa Life is empowering cocoa farming families to create the kind of communities t...
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Don't Just Fair Trade: Trade Fair - A Coffee Story

A short documentary made up of compiled videos and some extras. This film challenges the naturally accepted notion that fair trade products are the best solu...
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Barry Callebaut truck begins tour of duty - IngredientsNetwork.com

Barry Callebaut truck begins tour of duty - IngredientsNetwork.com | Fairly Traded News | Scoop.it
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On its first stop, the truck attracted not only cocoa farmers, but in total over 300 villagers who were curious to hear about cocoa farming practices.
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