Tag: cocoa

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

Bitter and Sweet Dreams

Written by | December 17th, 2010

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Thanks to a decade-long partnership, The Nature Conservancy may help bring some responsible (and delicious) options to your Valentine’s Day wish list.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, September 24

Written by | September 24th, 2010

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Hopefully this is the only place you’ll find stink bugs and chocolate together. It’s your Cool Green Morning:

  1. Maryland farmers are seeing massive spikes in crops damaged by stink bugs. (Baltimore Sun)
  2. Disease threatens to devastate the global cocoa supply. Can genetic intervention save chocolate? (Scientific American)
  3. An ancient microbe that thrives in warmer, polluted waters is poisoning sea otters. (Los Angeles Times)
  4. Ocean surface temperatures rose rapidly in the 1970s, but why? (BBC)
  5. In 1995 there were only about 25 Florida panthers left, now they’re rebounding. (NPR)
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