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2014-10-20 16:28:48

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peterbrooke Chocolatier® is proud and excited to announce that all store locations and our factory have earned UTZ certification. UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming of cocoa with better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods to increase yields for cocoa, help improve working conditions and to help take better care of the environment....

2014-04-16 12:32:25

AMSTERDAM, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTZ Certified is launching a three-year initiative in Turkey aimed at bringing sound sustainability standards to hazelnut farming. A pilot project will be implemented across three hazelnut producing regions in the country; Trabzon and Giresun in the Northeast, and Duzce in the Northwest; where about 175 farmers are expected to take part. UTZ members such as Migros/Delica AG, Natra and REWE Group are actively collaborating in this...

2014-01-21 08:27:22

AMSTERDAM, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent research studies demonstrate positive impact on UTZ certified farms around the world UTZ certified cocoa, coffee and tea farms generate higher yields and better quality crops than conventional farms, and being trained in the UTZ Code of Conduct helps farmers to improve their knowledge and adopt sustainable farming practices. As a result, farmers can generate more income and create better opportunities while...

2011-07-05 11:47:00

WORMER, The Netherlands, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmer cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire are benefiting from average yield improvements of nearly 50%, a 30% reduction in major pest problems and quality improvements in bean fermentation as a result of Cargill's farmer training to support sustainable cocoa production and certification. Following on from the success of these pilot cooperatives, the training programme is being expanded to Cameroon, the world's fourth largest cocoa producer....


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.