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28 October 2005

The Dark Side of Chocolate

Author: Kate McMahon, WireTap, on AlterNet [USA]

This Halloween, know where your chocolate comes from. Here's your guide to ensuring that your treats weren't produced by enslaved children... On the Ivory Coast of Africa, the origin of nearly half of the world's cocoa, hundreds of thousands of...

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23 April 2004

Ghana and Cocoa

Author: Divine Chocolate

The cocoa farmers' organisation was founded and named "Kuapa Kokoo" which in the local language, Twi, means "Good Cocoa Farmers Company".

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23 April 2004

The story of how small-scale cocoa growers in Ghana got to own a chocolate company in the UK

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23 April 2004

The story of how small-scale cocoa growers in Ghana got to own a chocolate company in the UK

Author: Divine Chocolate

In autumn 1998, Divine, the first ever fair trade chocolate bar aimed at the mass market was launched onto the UK confectionary market. Uniquely for a fair trade product, the cocoa farmers in Ghana owned shares in the company making the chocolate bar....

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11 November 2002

What can corporate responsibility do in the fight against poverty in Africa?

Author: Maya Forstater, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Maya Forstater looks at what business can be realistically expected to contribute to African development and outlines some specific examples of corporate engagement to date...DaimlerChrysler: making cars out of Sisal [South Africa, Brazil]...Divine...

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4 March 2002

Poor farmers taste success - Fairtrade is making headway but is still a tiny part of global trade

Author: Roger Cowe, Financial Times

[refers to coffee industry, cocoa/chocolate industry, Max Havelaar coffee brand, Cafedirect, Starbucks, Sainsbury, Co-op, Day Chocolate Company]

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26 October 2001

It's enough to make you sick

Author: Charlotte Williamson, Evening Standard [London]

...So, are the chocolatiers, by agreeing to the Protocol, finally accepting responsibility for slave labour used on cocoa farms - and effectively admitting that they had previously turned a blind eye? [refers to Mars, Nestlé, Cadbury, BCCCA (Biscuit,...

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