This article about a follow-up meeting between two of the world’s biggest cocoa producers, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, where they were supposed to jointly set a new minimum floor price for the export market, drew quite a bit of heat on our social media channels. As the article reports, the two countries instead agreed on 'additional' $400 income for farmers if price falls too low.
Our exclusive video on Nestlé’s technical breakthrough in confectionery packaging, which demonstrated how the ‘YES!’ snack bar range was able to be wrapped in recyclable paper for the first time, proved popular, and also a little controversial, see below article!
It’s Wimbledon fortnight and tennis ace Maria Sharapova was in the headlines quite a lot, and this video resurfaced when we caught up with her at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago after she launched a new line of Sugarpova luxury classic candies. It’s a shame Sharapova crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon this year with an arm injury!
Fairtrade’s recent conference, Changing Trade, Changing Lives, called for decent incomes and a sustainable future for the world’s small-scale farmers and workers. It explored trends in sustainability, supply chains and human rights, and assessed progress towards achieving decent incomes for the 1.6m Fairtrade farmers and workers around the world and was attended by producers, businesses, governments and trade justice campaigners.
Not everyone was happy with Nestlé’s technical breakthrough in recyclable packaging. Flower & White, a meringue maker from UK, claimed to be the first to market with award-winning paper technology. It claims its gourmet product - Meringue Bites – uses an innovative paper-based pouch with a heat-sealable coating and was launched before Nestlé’s own announcement. Let the ‘Choco wars’ begin!
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