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The Earthworm Foundation has two decades of experience of transforming supply chains. Pic: Earthworm Foundation

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Belgian chocolatier Godiva joins Earthworm Foundation

By Anthony Myers

Godiva has become the Earthworm Foundation member, laying the foundation for implementing the Cocoa and Forest Initiative (CFI) commitment to protect forests and the rights of people linked with growing and harvesting the cocoa used in its products.

Fairtrade America hires Peg Willingham as new executive director

Fairtrade

Fairtrade America hires Peg Willingham as new executive director

By Anthony Myers

In her new role, Willingham will lead the US chapter of Fairtrade International in increasing brand awareness and engagement with consumers and businesses as well as identifying new partnership opportunities and expanding Fairtrade’s influence in policy...

The three initiatives bring together a large part of the national cocoa and chocolate industry. Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Sustainability

European platforms for sustainable cocoa join forces for stronger commitment

By Anthony Myers

Three European platforms for sustainable cocoa, The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO), the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa (SWISSCO) and the Belgian platform Beyond Chocolate have signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)’ to instigate...

Puratos has ramped up its presence in Africa. Pic: GettyImages/Ridofranz

Puratos boosts food security in Africa with expanded presence

By Gill Hyslop

The global ingredients specialist has opened subsidiaries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria to cement customer relationships and localise production using indigenous raw materials, which will lessen the continent’s reliance on food imports and...

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