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A Botanist's Guide to Chocolate on Valentine's Day

A Botanist's Guide to Chocolate on Valentine's Day | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
For communities in Caquetá, Colombia, growing cacao beans--the main component of chocolate--is one of the few income-generating uses of forest land that does not damage the environment or support illicit industries....
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Chocolate, Rainforest Alliance, and Sustainability

Chocolate, Rainforest Alliance, and Sustainability | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
The average American eats about 12 pounds of chocolate per year. I am pretty sure I mentioned that I love chocolate before... dark chocolate to be specific but that is not the "greenest" thing I co...
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Bitter or sweet? The ethics of your chocolate snack - Channel 4 News

Bitter or sweet? The ethics of your chocolate snack - Channel 4 News | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
It's "chocolate week", that annual celebration of all things indulgent and sweet. But has chocolate finally overcome its darker history - from child trafficking to crop-ravaged land?
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Happy Chocolate Week!  If you plan on celebrating "Sweetest Day" on Oct. 19th, make sure your Chocolate choice is a good one! 

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