Chocolate Ingredients

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Hershey expands its Learn to Grow program in Cote d’Ivoire

Chocolate maker teams up with Blommer, Olam and ISH, The Sustainable Trade partners; expects to impact nearly 9,000 cocoa farmers.
The Hershey Co. is expanding its cocoa sustainability program Learn to Grow through new public and private partnerships — and its goal is to create more sustainable cocoa by 2020.
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The Story of Chocolate — from ‘Food of the Gods’ to Benjamin Franklin and today

Cocoa’s history dates back thousands of years.
The Olmecs (1500 B.C. to 100 B.C.+) were the first people known to process and eat cacao beans, which they called kakaw.
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Cocoa sector joins fight against Ebola

Week-long campaign by World Cocoa Foundation nets $600,000 for West African effort.
Seventy percent of the world's cocoa supply originates in West Africa, though the region's largest producers of the commodity, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, have thus far not experienced an outbreak of the Ebola virus.
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Cargill, IFC invest $2.5M to expand cocoa farmer coop

Cargill COOP Academy in Cote d'Ivoire to help more coop leaders develop business skills.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Cargill are investing $2.5 million to strengthen and expand the successful Cargill Coop Academy in Cote d'Ivoire.

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Ebola epidemic could disrupt cocoa crop harvest

Concerns grow as Ebola-infected areas in Liberia adjoin Ivory Coast’s penetrable western border.
If weather and diseases concerns weren’t enough for the upcoming cocoa bean harvest in the Ivory Coast, then the Ebola epidemic surely provides a real what-if fear — one that’s sending the price of cocoa beans soaring.
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Peru's Flourishing Cacao & Chocolate Industry: Taking great strides forward

LIMA: Salon del Cacao y Chocolate 2014 showcases Peru's flourshing chocolate industry.
Chocolatiers and buyers from more than a dozen countires were in attendence.
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Learn to Grow

Hershey expands its Learn to Grow program in Ivory Coast

Partnership with Cargill to benefit 10,000 cocoa farmers as well as improve communities.
The Hershey Co. has launched a new three-year program expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast.
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Cargill to buy ADM's chocolate business

Purchase expands Cargill's chocolate footprint in North America and Europe.
Cargill has agreed to purchase Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM)'s global chocolate business for $440 million.
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Cocoa farmers

Hershey sponsors Ghana’s cocoa farmer of the year’s U.S. trip.

More farmers should have the chance to see where their chocolate is sold
How often have we heard that so many cocoa farmers never get to taste the very “food of the gods” that they grow?
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Report: Bullish on chocolate and cocoa markets through 2019

Chocolate to reach $132 billion, cocoa to top $2 billion.
Both the world cocoa market and the world chocolate market are expected to grow in the next five years.
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Preserving Chocolate for Future Generations

Contact: Jamie Tunison

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND As demand for chocolate grows in developing markets, can the existing cocoa-growing regions meet the supply-side challenge? Bettering the economics for small farmers in Africa, Asia, South and Central America requires a comprehensive approach, one that takes into account improving agricultural practices, enhancing supply chain infrastructures, expanding community services, boosting farmer incomes and taking advantage of evolving technologies.

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A Venetian Carnival, a Jelly Belly sculpture and gourmet chocolates! Oh my!

Candy Industry takes you into the French Pastry’s School For the Love of Chocolate event in Chicago, held Feb. 25.

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October 2014

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Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Although many foods are appealing, and even perceived as natural, in spite of containing synthetic additives, consumer increasingly prefer food products which are fully natural.

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Candy Industry's Kettle Awards

Kettle Awards

Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website


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