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White gold, Black bodies: how a tiny African nation shaped the world

The Observer 16 Jun 2024
As the sugar plantations multiplied across the island, more and more captives from west and central Africa were forced to work in them and in mills ... convicts from Europe and, mostly, enslaved captives imported from the west African mainland.

Beatings, brandings, suicides: life on plantations owned by Church of England missionary arm

The Observer 26 May 2024
People transported from west Africa were forced “under the whip” to harvest canes and carry them to the mills to be crushed and boiled ... Founder Benjamin Greene owned sugar plantations in the West Indies, where he enslaved people.

Tearfund calls on Workplace Relations Minister to get ball rolling on modern slavery laws

NewstalkZB 28 Mar 2024
“Primarily it comes from West Africa, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. And there are kids who are working in the cocoa plantations instead of going to school; they're working in the supply chain so that we can purchase chocolate ... Subscribe now Subscribe now. .

Buying affordable ethical chocolate is almost impossible—but some firms are offering the next best thing

Phys Dot Org 26 Mar 2024
UP-UP surveys every worker in its supply chains and states which single-estate plantation its cocoa comes from on its packaging ... Tony's sources from a known cooperative in west Africa which makes monitoring labor conditions easier.

Buying affordable ethical chocolate is almost impossible – but some firms are offering the next ...

The Conversation 25 Mar 2024
Most of the world’s cocoa is grown in west Africa , where more than 2 million farmers work on around 800,000 farms ... Africa Studio/Shutterstock ... Tony’s sources from a known cooperative in west Africa which makes monitoring labour conditions easier.

Clemson Extension: Cocoa for you

Index-Journal 09 Feb 2024
At that time, they had had a ride that took you through a depiction of cocoa plantations before they walked you through the production of their chocolate ... The majority of cocoa production comes from plantations in West Africa.

How mounting demand for rubber is driving tropical forest loss

GreenBiz 12 Jan 2024
In West Africa, the Luxembourg-based plantations giant Socfin has been accused in recent weeks of deforestation and displacing Indigenous people around its rubber plantations in Nigeria and Ghana.

Tyler Perry is left heartbroken after 94-year-old great-grandmother Josephine Wright dies before he...

The Daily Mail 09 Jan 2024
'Ms ... Her husband was a Gullah Geechee Islander, descendants of Africans who were enslaved on the rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic coast along the Carolinas. Many came from rice-growing regions of West Africa ... A hero ... .

Did the 14th-century French knight Jean Le Maingre publish an exercise regimen?

The Daily Mail 04 Jan 2024
Barry Larkin, Burgess Hill, West Sussex ... The Spice Routes were maritime trails linking East to West ... Slave ships travelled across the Atlantic in a triangle between Britain, West Africa and the sugar plantations in the Americas.

Tropical forest loss from growing rubber trade is more substantial than previously thought, research finds

Phys Dot Org 23 Nov 2023
Over 4 million hectares of tree cover—an area equivalent to the size of Switzerland—may have been cleared to make space for rubber plantations since the 1990s ... Ivory Coast in west Africa emerged as a new hotspot for expanding rubber plantations.

Tropical forest loss from growing rubber trade is more substantial than previously thought – new research

The Conversation 21 Nov 2023
These are the findings of our recent research , which mapped the conversion of land to rubber tree plantations across south-east Asia ... Ivory Coast in west Africa emerged as a new hotspot for expanding rubber plantations.

Addressing the past

Gulf Today 02 Nov 2023
European traders bought slaves in West Africa and transported them to the Americas where they were sold and worked on cotton, coffee, sugar, and cocoa plantations and in mines, construction, and households as domestic servants.

Akron seeks funds to raze Firestone Building, Morley Health Center and other aging buildings

Akron Beacon Journal 29 Oct 2023
Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., a company whose namesakes went from cornering the buggy tire market to setting up rubber plantations in West Africa, revolutionized the rubber industry by applying ...

Consider Fair Trade in Halloween choices

Cleburne Times-Review 27 Oct 2023
This Halloween choose Fair Trade chocolate to give to trick or treaters. Did you know that most mainstream chocolate comes from cocoa plantations in West Africa where forced child labor has been documented? ... Peter Co-op ... Peter Co-op ... Jane Dow. Mankato.

Plans to cover area larger than Sikkim with palm oil plantations

Hindustan Times 19 Oct 2023
Palm oil plantations have had devastating consequences for the biodiversity in parts of Indonesia and Malaysia (Shutterstock) ... Many vast monocrop oil palm plantations have displaced tropical forests across Asia, Latin America and West Africa.

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