Sustainable Sourcing

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


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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‘Race and Privilege in Craft Chocolate’: an online discussion

By Anthony Myers

Megan Giller of a Chocolate Noise blog has been running a series of online panel discussions under the banner ‘Race and Privilege in Craft Chocolate’ throughout June – and she ends her current series with a session on accountability this Friday (June...