Through the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company uses technologies, such as mobile money, GPS mapping and digital data collection to allow for greater transparency on how cocoa is grown and sourced from farmers.
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Andrew Brooks, Global Head of Sustainability at Olam Cocoa, explains the need to support cocoa farmers as a way to reduce deforestation, and highlights the progress that the collaborative Cocoa & Forests Initiative has seen.
Researchers have developed a method to determine the chemical 'fingerprint' of chocolate, in order to accurately track its origin and detect fraudulent activity across its supply chain.
A Göttingen research team has investigated public acceptance of food policy measures in Germany and have found generally positive results.
As consumer priorities shift to a focus on health, the environment and diet, Innova Market Insights has suggested that the ice cream market is responding by focusing on delivering pleasurable products without guilt.
Barry Callebaut has opened the world’s first personalised 3D printed chocolate at scale, enabling the design of unseen and bespoke chocolate creations.
The health-conscious, environmentally-aware consumer has encouraged new trends in the chocolate sector that affect flavour, texture and harvesting. Greater Goods has gone one step further, infusing the beloved food of the gods with CBD. Bethan Grylls hears from its co-founder about why this combination works.
Mondelez UK is recalling Cadbury Dairy Milk Little Robins from consumers, because some packets allegedly contain the allergen almonds, which are not indicated on the label.
Research has investigated how different fermentation conditions can affect the activity of the microorganisms naturally present on cocoa beans, and how this ultimately alters the flavour of the chocolate.
Cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana have said that chocolate makers will continue to be allowed to run sustainability schemes in their countries, after recent threats put their futures at risk.
The 'Chocogeddon' campaign, unveiled by Fairtrade Finland, aims to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on the chocolate supply chain.