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Towards a living income for cocoa farmers: Belgian chocolate industry is committed

How do we make sure we assign the right value to sustainably farmed cocoa? This was the main topic at the World Cocoa Conference. No fewer than 1,000 stakeholders, including Choprabisco, descended on Brussels to affirm their commitment to ensuring sustainable chocolate. 

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What’s Cooking? focuses on circular water usage

Produce food with less water? It is possible! March 22nd, World Water Day, What’s Cooking? inaugurated its brand-new water reuse installation. The installation results in half the amount of wastewater and half the amount of groundwater usage. 

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A nutritious smoothie bowl? Ready in 3, 2, 1 with Cube

Putting together a nutritious meal has never been easier. Cube, an SME from West Flanders, has launched an innovation: smoothies in the form of frozen drops. “With the drops, one can create a nutritious smoothie bowl in no time, without compromising on taste or quality.”

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Hopping along with Brewery Palm

What grapes are to fine wine, are hops to great beer. Brewery Palm is investing in the future of Belgian hops by joining forces with the non-profit organisation "De Orde van de Groene Bel". By teaming up, the brewery is aiming for more locally sourced raw materials in its beers.

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Beyers Koffie pioneers electric coffee roasting line

Beyers Koffie is teaming up with CEE, a Belgian cleantech company, to create the first-ever all-electric coffee roasting line on an industrial scale. An innovation that reduces energy consumption by up to three times, thus reducing the climate impact of coffee production. 

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PMSweet is expanding and is now the world’s biggest macaron producer

The world’s biggest macaron factory, you ask? Well, it happens to be based in Belgium. PMSweet poured substantial investments in a 17,000 m2 state-of-the-art factory. An investment that rightly allows PMSweet to call itself the world’s biggest macaron producer. 

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Upcycling with Gudrun’s pralines

The chocolate producer Gudrun, located in Lier, developed a chocolate delight based on cocoa fruit pulp, the pod of the cocoa bean. The Cacaofruit Bites is a great example of circularity, in which the residual product is being incorporated into the final product.