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These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

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Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.
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So many things we take for granted. We should know more about the things we eat and the products that we use. 

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The Right Move - Geography of Logistics

The Right Move - Geography of Logistics | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
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Great lesson with awesome graphics of the commodity chains for chocolate, milk, sugar.

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Raising the bar: Vietnam's luxury chocolate pioneers

Raising the bar: Vietnam's luxury chocolate pioneers | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Deep in the Mekong Delta, two Frenchmen have their heads buried in a sack of cacao beans. The pair -- co-founders of Vietnam's first artisan chocolate maker -- resurface, murmuring appreciatively. The sweet-toothed entrepreneurs -- who quit their day jobs to set up award-winning chocolate company Marou -- buy three out of four of 64-year-old farmer Vo Thanh Phuoc's sacks of dried, fermented cacao, paying a premium on the market price for the better-than-average beans. Cacao was likely first introduced in Vietnam by French colonialists in the late 19th century, but never took off as a cash crop.
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Vietnam has already begun to grow coffee. Why not Cacao

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The Chocolate Hunters | Heifer International | Charity Ending Hunger And Poverty

The Chocolate Hunters | Heifer International | Charity Ending Hunger And Poverty | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Farmers journey deep into the Bolivian Amazon to harvest rare and delicious wild cacao.
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