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Kew And Mars Scientists Review Evidence That Cocoa Could Be A Model For Environmental, Social and Economic Growth

LONDON (31 August) - In the first meeting of its kind, botanical scientists from the internationally renowned Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew [Kew Gardens] held a series of discussions with key scientists from global food manufacturer, Mars Incorporated, to share scientific information and discuss potential collaborations on a very interesting agricultural crop – cocoa.

Insights from Mars research programme on health, sustainable agriculture and environmental impacts of cocoa

Insights from Mars research programme on health, sustainable agriculture and environmental impacts of cocoa

Durban, South Africa – Scientists presented the most recent cocoa research findings in Durban at an international symposium on Cocoa and Science: New insights on cardiovascular health and sustainable farming.

First-ever Indonesian Nat'l Indicators & Criteria for Sustainable Cocoa Farm Certification Announced

PT. Mars Symbioscience Indonesia, along with Business Watch Indonesia (BWI), the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, proudly announce the launch of the national indicators for the certification criteria of sustainable cocoa production. The certification criteria and the national indicators for sustainable cocoa were presented today at a stakeholders meeting by the Indonesian Director General of Processing and Marketing of Agriculture Product, Professor Dr. Ir. Zaenal Bachrudin M.Sc, representing the Ministry of Agriculture.

Chocolate Industry Leaders Sign Agreement, Align on Path Towards Increasing Consumer Availability

MCLEAN, VA/ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (February 15, 2010) – The unique and good-for-you cocoa flavanols – the natural compounds found in the cocoa fruit linked to important circulatory and other health benefits – will soon be easier to identify and obtain when making nutrition choices. Mars, Incorporated and Barry Callebaut AG recently signed a cross-licensing and cooperation agreement that is expected to increase the availability and uniformity of cocoa flavanol-rich chocolate products worldwide.

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