Alter Eco has long been known among consumers for its commitment to organic and Fair Trade products. Now, as a top ten finalist in Green America’s People & Planet Award for Green Businesses, the company is being recognized for its efforts.
Wild Sweets By Dominique & Cindy Duby has received a 2013 Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America award from TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon, an organization based in San Francisco, Calif. This follows Wild Sweets’ success in the fall of 2012, winning several gold medals as well as the best overall chocolate bar (cocoa bean-to-bar) competition.
In mid November, Cargill received the Bread for the World Alliance to End Hunger Partnership Award in New York City. Cargill was recognized for advocating for policies that let markets work and enable farmers to thrive; helping expand access to food, improving nutrition and pursuing partnerships to end hunger; and working to increase agricultural productivity and incomes while ensuring responsible land use. Over the past five years, Cargill has contributed more than $55 million to reduce hunger and improve nutrition globally.
This Award will be a recognition to the best research papers published during 2011 or 2012 before the close of this invitation, completed in the field of Human Nutrition or Food Science and Technology in the youth and professional categories, for each of the four participating geographical zones, granting a total of 16 awards. These papers should be submitted in English or Spanish.
Malaysian cocoa plantation owner KLK Selbourne Estate won this year’s Cocoa Industry Award for the best plantation in Malaysia after partnering up with Barry Callebaut for a joint agronomy research program.