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Top Down + Bottom Up = Effective in Haiti

FOMIN | Posted 08.27.2015 | World
FOMIN

Five years after the cataclysmic earthquake in Haiti, there are encouraging signs of economic activity. In construction, two international chains, Best Western and Marriott, have opened hotels in Port-au-Prince in the last two years.

A Story Of Chocolate And Child Labor

Eric R. Biel | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Eric R. Biel

Addressing child labor is critical for responding to these wider challenges. And reducing child labor in supply chains is integral to the long-term sustainability of cocoa production.

Your Easter Basket Has More Power Than You Think

Fair Trade USA | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Fair Trade USA

Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween. That's a lot of chocolate going into Easter baskets across the country, and it's a huge opportunity for consumers to make a difference in farmers' lives.

The Right Kind Of Cocoa Powder To Use For All Of Your Chocolate Recipes

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.10.2015 | Taste

Only have one kind of cocoa powder in your pantry? Here's what to bake.

Chocolate Companies Warn Of Looming Global Shortage

CNBC | Javier E. David | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business

Bad news: chocolate, the delicacy of choice for children, chocoholics and depressives everywhere, has become increasingly expensive. Now comes even...

5 Documentation Resources for iOS Developers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

The new version of the mobile operating system iOS is already in full swing. I think this was probably the most emotional launch of a product that App...

What's The Deal With Cocoa Butter?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Taste

You eat it and you rub it on your body, so what the hell is going on here?

Craft Chocolate Sourced and Produced in Africa Fairly and Directly

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

Think of the bean-to-bar movement as being in the early stages of the craft beer movement. In fact, many are referring to it as craft chocolate.

Why Clif Bar Must Disclose the Origins of Its Cocoa

Mikko Alanne | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mikko Alanne

On African cocoa farms, children are frequently forced to work from 6 a.m. until the evening. They're made to live in windowless sheds and subjected to beatings and whippings for working slowly or attempting to escape.

Tastes Great, Keeps You Healthy: What's Not to Like About National Chocolate Day?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

If you're looking for any excuse to indulge in chocolate without feeling post-pleasure guilt: you're in luck! July 7th is National Chocolate Day.

Lifting The Veil On Direct Trade (And Why It's Integral To Our Business)

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

Before I started this chocolate factory I was a criminal defense lawyer specializing in the most serious felony cases. That was challenging. This is more so.

Cocoa Is Playing a Positive Role in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Joe Whinney of Theo Chocolate with farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo A beloved staple in many a household, chocolate has taken on a riche...

Climate Change Will Probably Ruin These 9 Delicious Foods By 2050, So Brace Yourselves

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

Enjoy them while they last.

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

The Difference Between Dutch-Process And Natural Cocoa Powder

Food52 | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
Food52

Scratching your head over the difference between natural and Dutch-process cocoa and when to use which?

Meatless Monday: Spice Me Up for Christmas

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If the idea of anything other than a white Christmas seems strange, spend Christmas in the islands -- they love it there, decorating lavishly, yet tro...

The Sweetest Guy in Beverly Hills

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 12.04.2013 | Home
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Jonathan Grahm will have you remarking, "what a sweet guy," and that's not only because he is at the helms of the historic Compartes Chocolatier, ...

New Development Effort Targets Ghana's Poorest Region

Barbara Borst | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barbara Borst

As shea butter, used in foods and cosmetics, becomes more profitable, the hope is that it will continue to benefit women, who are a disproportionate number of the poor.

Haunted Halloween Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Halloween chocolate haunts me. October 31st's abundant temptations of free, sugary treats, with chocolate being the most popular, bumps up against my religious consciousness. Which will prevail?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Delights

Laura Kumin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but I may just have found a way to improve on them.

How Do You Measure Up in the Kitchen?

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

There are a million ways to scoop a cup of flour. How do you do it?

Passion Fruit Truffle Cake

Ken Leung | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Ken Leung

A chocoholic's dream.

The Future of Chocolate

Maryam Henein | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Maryam Henein

Unwrap the world of chocolate and things aren't always sweet. The cacao plant's legacy is ancient and complex, while the business surrounding it is bitter, messy and even ruthless. Its future, meanwhile, is both exciting and uncertain.

The Truth About Dogs and Chocolate

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Hodgson

Whether your ritual hides eggs or matzo, the general reward for either is a large dose of chocolate in a variety of forms. While that is celebratory for children (and many adults), it is something potentially deadly to a dog.

Exploring Brazil's Wild Rio Negro

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Rio Negro, I am told, is a river like any other.