Support the people who inspired us: www.guiasunidos.org This instructional video is intended to help people make chocolate using simple ingredients and ...
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Ivory Coast, chocolate giants team up to make cocoa production ... Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer, but agriculture of the plant has led to mass deforestation. In order to prevent losing all its forest cover by 2034, the country is exploring new ways of tracking cocoa production and developing [...]
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Keep your love of chocolate from destroying the planet with this one ... You don't have to give up chocolate to reduce carbon emissions, but you might choose your indulgence more wisely. Here are a few tips to keep your sweet tooth from contributing to climate change. [...]
Explainer: Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles The idea is to trace all cocoa back to the farm where it was produced to prevent beans grown illegally in national parks and protected forests getting into the chocolate supply chain. “We believe cooperatives are the best driver,” said Lionel Soulard [...]
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Chocolate start-up For me, it is all about indulging taste buds. They told me in culinary school in America that nobody, apart from the huge producers, actually makes chocolate from the cocoa bean to a finished product. Bakers and confectioners buy it in. And even most [...]
An excerpt from my chapter (32) in The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Boards, edited by Dr. Richard LeBlanc, and published by Wiley, 2016.Natural disasters due to climate change, violence and terrorism in volatile regions, increasing scarcity of food and water, wealth inequality and poverty, and the spread of deadly disease are expected to continue to threaten lives, property, and prosperity in the twenty-first century. Only...
CommentsPrintBy Michael Floreak Globe correspondent September 13, 2017“Chocolate is chocolate is chocolate, right?” asks food writer Megan Giller. In her new book “Bean to Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution” Giller answers her own question — with a definitive no. Over more than 200 pages, the Brooklyn-based author chronicles an increasingly popular process that takes small batch producers from raw cocoa beans to finished single-source chocolate, a process that has...
It's cocoa season across the southern half of the Ivory Coast. The pods are ripe for picking, some turning from green to yellow, like bananas. Except these trees are unlike anything I've seen before; a quirk of evolution, they would look at home in C.S. Lewis' Narnia or Tolkien's Middle-earth: their precious cargo grows not from the branches, but straight out of the tree trunk. It's October, a critical time of year for the poorest rural communities who sell cocoa beans -- and for chocolate...
Chocolate has been recognized as a favorite treat to people all over the world. But just how much do you know about this bean and how it made its way to be your delicious dessert? Learn all about the key moments in the history of the cocoa beans and you will come to appreciate your next chocolate bar even more!IMAGE: PEXELS1. Chocolate Is A Vegetable (kind of)Chocolate is made from cocoa beans that naturally grow on trees in hot places like Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, and Nigeria. One...