Fairtrade and Farmforce scale-up ‘FairData’ partnership for cocoa farmers

The participating organizations said the pioneering effort to empower cooperative data ownership, provide cocoa traceability, and strengthen their role as trading partners, will deliver critical data ownership technology and ‘first mile’ traceability to 25 Ivorian cocoa coops. Initially launched as a pilot in April 2021, the partnership between Fairtrade and Farmforce enables cooperatives to implement … Read more

Cocoa Coalition urges EU to pursue ‘long-term partnership agreements’ to end deforestation

As reported in ConfectioneryNews​, the two West African heads of state met with the President of the European Parliament earlier this year regarding the proposed deforestation legislation and the risk of more farmer poverty. In a statement the CC said: “We have consistently argued that the effectiveness of due diligence legislation, such as the proposed … Read more

Women-driven partnership spearheads ‘food system renaissance’ with upcycled vegan cookies

Debuting at Natural Product Expo West (9-12 March), Renewal Mill’s Salted Peanut Butter Cookies are made with upcycled Miyoko’s Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter and Renewal Mill’s flagship okara flour, a gluten-free flour made from pulp leftover from soymilk production. True to its mission to reduce food waste and create a circular food economy, … Read more

Bimbo Bakeries USA joins Green Power Partnership

A volunteer program with more than 1,700 partner organizations, the partnership encourages US companies to use green energy to reduce the environmental impacts associated with traditional electricity use. By the end of 2020, more than 700 partners — including Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, government departments, colleges and universities — have signed up … Read more