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Cacao juice is rich in proteins, vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium and polyphenols and is a natural energizer. Pic: Freebird Cacao Juice

Health and fitness

Freshly pressed: Why Freebird Cacao Juice could be a game-changer

By Anthony Myers

Marika van Santvoort, founder of Freebird, explains to ConfectioneryNews the benefits of cacao juice, not only for health-conscious western consumers, but also as potential extra revenue for cocoa farmers who are struggling on low incomes.

Is cocoa's deforestation-free promise working?


Is cocoa's deforestation-free promise working?

By Flora Southey

Eliminating deforestation in cocoa-producing regions such a Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire is a challenge, and one that requires more resources, says Violaine Berger, senior program manager of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative at the Sustainable Trade Initiative.