De bitterzoete smaak van chocolade

Februari 13, 2010 - ABIDJAN/SAN PEDRO Cacaolabels worden de trend voor 2010 in chocoladeland. De vraag naar fair trade- en andere labels zal fors toenemen. Bedrijven springen op de kar in de hoop hun productie en imago op te krikken. De arme Afrikaanse boer wordt er niet automatisch beter van.

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Kraft to Increase Purchases of Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa Ten-Fold by 2012

October 30, 2009 - Kraft Foods vowed to increase the amount of Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa beans ten-fold to 30,000 tons by late 2012. The company has begun rolling out what it called Europe's first mainstream chocolate products that bear the Rainforest Alliance Certified label, beginning in France and Belgium.

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Mars, Incorporated achieves milestone towards goal of sustainable cocoa

July 21, 2009 - Mars, Incorporated today announces another major milestone in its goal to use sustainably grown cocoa. Mars commits to purchase 100,000 tonnes of UTZ CERTIFIED cocoa annually by 2020. This week Mars contracted its first UTZ cocoa beans. With this small but significant step towards sourcing sustainable cocoa that will be harvested later this year, Mars is making a clear statement to cocoa farmers that there is a market for UTZ CERTIFIED cocoa beans now and well into the future.

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Chocoladeproducent omarmt fairtrade (Dutch only)

Juni 13, 2009 - Alle chocolade van Verkade is sinds 2008 'eerlijk'. Cacaoboeren in Ivoorkust profiteren.

'Het was best spannend’, geeft Verkade-directeur Bart Merkus toe. ‘We wilden graag in één keer de overstap naar honderd procent duurzame chocolade maken, maar dat was nooit eerder gedaan...'

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Mars Inc. raises the bar on sustainably grown cocoa with commitment to global certification

Ghana boosts cocoa processing output

Cocoa Barometer 2009