Monday, 27 June, 2022
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Topic: Cocoa

Asia’s chocolate demand unlikely to bounce back as pandemic weakens consumption

Cocoa Association of Asia says consumption may pick up pace in the second half if vaccine roll-outs are successful, travel restrictions are lifted & global economy recuperates.

Before you eat chocolates again, know that cocoa farmers are going hungry

The asymmetry of information between the first mile (chocolate producers) and last mile (chocolate consumers) leads to a shocking reality.

India, China to sweeten chocolate sales in Asia as global production falters

The International Cocoa Organization in November said India and China will be major drivers of chocolate demand as processing in the West shows signs of weakness.

No more chocolate by 2050? The risks of a chococalypse are real & we must be mindful

India is currently one of the fastest-growing chocolate markets, with demand steadily rising over the past years. But chocolate producers are struggling.

This incurable swollen-shoot disease is killing most of the world’s Cocoa trees

Scientists are only just beginning to introduce early detection methods of the disease, which was identified nearly a century ago and has cut Ghana's crop forecast by 11% this season.

Meet the Asian chocolatiers spicing up cocoa treats for the world

From mixing soy sauce with their sweets to producing cocoa with tobacco aftertaste, a growing crop of chocolate artisans are redefining sweet tooth.

The world just can’t get enough chocolate

The global chocolate market shows no sign of slowing down with the three main cocoa processing regions reporting a rise in cocoa demand in the third quarter from a year earlier.

No more chocolate by 2050? Why we need to understand what’s at stake

Indians have a fling for anything sweet and chocolate has become one of their favourite treats as they perceive it as healthy, hence they do not hesitate when it comes to snacking.

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Airbus emerges as front runner to win Jet Airways’ order worth $5.5 billion

Once India’s top private airline, Jet Airways is returning to the skies. The company is trying to acquire A320neo jets and A220 planes from Airbus SE, Boeing Co. and Embraer SA.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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