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Unfair Trade: Is Fair Trade Scalable?

Another reason why FairTrade fails is that it's not scalable on the producer side. As I mentioned in my original post Unfair Trade in Beli…

Started by Clay Gordon

4 Mar 10, 2010
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Unfair Trade: Does FairTrade Discriminate?

Wow. What a thought. Is FairTrade discriminatory? Actually, yes. The institution of FairTrade (as exemplified by FLO) is, in practice, dis…

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Mar 9, 2010

Supporting cocoa buyers and seller, investing in the future

This is how I support cocoa growers/buyers and sellers and thought you may like this route? I support entrepreneurs by investing in there b…

Started by Dirke Botsford

0 Mar 2, 2010

Question about pricing

Hi, all. I was wondering if anyone would care to share their thoughts on the retail pricing of chocolate candies.I'm just about to open a n…

Started by Elena A.

0 Mar 2, 2010

Porcelana Cacao The best Cacao in the world?

Had the opportunity once to try a Chocolate piece made from Porcelana Cacao, from the Andean Region in my country Venezuela. How I can desc…

Started by The Republic Of Chocolate

32 Feb 24, 2010
Reply by Casey

Chocolate to sniff?

Today, I came across this invention: ambivalent feelings.Fascinating enough, for there is proper sicence behind…

Started by Kristina

1 Feb 15, 2010
Reply by Jennifer Meyer

What is the best way to learn to make chocolate

Hi All, Thanks for the info on the vegan chocolate. Now my question is in your professional opinion, what is the best way to learn how to…

Started by MelodyB

2 Feb 11, 2010
Reply by MelodyB

The most positive word in the English language?

Over on LinkedIn in the TED group is a discussion with over 400 comments.

Started by Clay Gordon

0 Feb 10, 2010

The high cost for farmers of organic and fair trade certifications

As a chocolate maker working with Jamaican farmers who were interested in organic certification, we were astonished to find out that certif…

Started by Nancy Nadel

1 Feb 7, 2010
Reply by Mimi Wheeler

Best Female Chocolatier?

Who do you think is the best female chocolatier you've met. Most seem to be men and I am curious who you would count amoung the top ten fem…

Started by Richard Spangenberg

38 Feb 2, 2010
Reply by Sonya


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