Dominican Republic

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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.

CCN-51 can quadruple yields compared to some fine flavor varieties, but is it harming premiums and diminishing the quality of indigenous cocoa in Latin America? ©iStock/RobertKacpura

CCN-51: Cocoa’s shining light or a risky monocrop?

By Oliver Nieburg

Cocoa and chocolate stakeholders highlight the advantages and potential pitfalls of high-yielding cocoa variety CCN-51. What part should it play in the industry’s drive for sustainability?

Cocoa must change

Cocoa must change

The sixth International Cocoa Agreement in three decades came into
force at the beginning of October, heralding a break from the past.

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