Cacao

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THE INGREDIENTS SHOW

Growing single origin trend to ‘transform Colombia through chocolate’

By Flora Southey

Single origin chocolate is attracting strong sales and high product satisfaction among consumers. For ingredient suppliers, this presents an opportunity to give back to the rural communities growing the commodity. FoodNavigator caught up with an analyst,...

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Sustainability

‘Pro-GMO’ chocolate spurs conversation between farmer, consumer

By Kristine Sherred

The first product campaign from A Fresh Look, a coalition of farmers advocating for clearer understanding of GMO practices, the limited-edition Ethos Chocolate line intends to start an informed conversation with the public about the much-maligned technology.

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Cocoa crop losses are 38% and rising - so what can be done?

By Niamh Michail

A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?