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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Beijing News 24 Jun 2021
Palm oil has long been a staple food in a region stretching from Senegal to Angola along Africa's western coast ... By 1940, plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia were exporting more palm oil than all of Africa ... Plantations expanded to meet the demand ... It is concentrated in Asia, but plantations are spreading in Africa and Latin America.

Tsitsikamma fire: 151 firefighters on the scene as blaze rages for third day

Independent online (SA) 23 Jun 2021
Cape Town - Multiple fire teams were on Wednesday still battling to contain fires which broke out on Monday in the Tsitsikamma region of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Currently there are 151 firefighters working on the two plantation fires, including teams from Working on ...

Supreme Court Ruled Against Enslaved Children Even as US Celebrated Juneteenth

truthout 22 Jun 2021
Supreme Court’s decision to side with the world’s biggest chocolate producer against former child slaves working on cocoa plantations in West Africa ... Supreme Court’s decision to side with the world’s biggest chocolate producer against former child slaves working on cocoa plantations in West Africa.

Chris Thomas King Writes Fiery Reassessment of Blues History and Meaning

Houston Press 21 Jun 2021
This book, by folk-blues-rap artist Chris Thomas King, certainly fits that description ... In a nutshell, the most widely-accepted/promoted “origin story” of the blues involves Africa, the Mississippi Delta, sharecroppers on plantations, and a sometimes depressive music with forefathers like Robert Johnson and Charley Patton ... The Blues ... $30.

As US declares Juneteenth new slavery-ending holiday, Supreme Court rejects lawsuit by SLAVES in Africa

Russia Today 18 Jun 2021
Child slaves trafficked to cocoa plantations in Africa can’t sue Nestle for “general corporate activity” in the US, the Supreme Court has ruled on the same day President Joe Biden declared a new holiday marking the end of slavery ... plantations in Cote D’Ivoire as children.

The Adventures of a Bored Journalist in the Magical Lands of Brazil and Latin America

Brazzil 17 Jun 2021
Many come to Manaus by boat from the Atlantic port of Belém ... A nice idea ... The region was dubbed ‘Africa in exile’ with many of the estimated 10 million slaves worked the sugar cane plantations of the north-east ... ~ ... The profits of the plantation owners were ploughed back into such projects – smokescreens to the plunder and suffering that paid for them ... .

Why the toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston is going on public display in England

The Philadelphia Tribune 15 Jun 2021
On June 7 last year, demonstrators denouncing historic and systemic racism and oppression defaced the controversial monument with red and blue graffiti ... He helped facilitate the transportation of tens of thousands of people from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean, mainly to work the sugar plantations in the Caribbean and Virginia ... CNN ....

Daniel Neman: Cake: A history of America

Finger Lakes Times 14 Jun 2021
It all comes down to this ... It came in from Africa and the Caribbean as part of the slave trade, and also began to be grown on plantations in the South ... The Northern blockade of Confederate ports kept out cane sugar from the Caribbean, and the sugar plantations in the South had trouble finding enough labor during the war to harvest it ... .

The 1619 Project puts American history into context

Reflector 10 Jun 2021
The 1619 Project is neither insane nor Marxist, rather it attempts to place the impact of racism and slavery in a historical perspective ... Racism and slavery were at the heart of the development of the Southern plantation system and the New England triangle trade routes that brought slaves from Africa to the Caribbean and rum to America and Britain ... .

Cacao Barry Revolutionizes the Artisan World With Wholefruit Chocolate  A Unique Couverture Chocolate Made From ...

The Marshall News Messenger 08 Jun 2021
A favorite among creative chefs in more than 90 countries, Cacao Barry, rooted in its French pastry heritage, offers a wide variety of fine flavor chocolates which cacaofruits and beans are carefully selected from exceptional plantations in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) at Bole in the Savannah Region has conducted a successful research into reduction of the gestation period of the shea tree from about 20 years to five or less.

Graphic 06 Jun 2021
He said the new varieties had so far proven to be weather resistant and was doing well in the Savannah Ecological Zone, adding that more resources were needed to enable them to roll out the species for plantation. “We are the only institution in West Africa to be able to ...

Black middle school students asked to clean cotton for slavery assignment, family alleges

ABC7 05 Jun 2021
SPOKANE, Wash ... Brandi Feazell said she was "floored" when she heard about the lesson being taught in the class ... The tool greatly increased cotton production but also greatly increased southern plantations' need for slave labor, with tens of thousands uprooted from Africa in the decade following the gin's invention, according to the National Archives.

Alicante producers destroy large quantities of lemons due to low prices

Fresh Plaza 04 Jun 2021
The 33% increase in the harvest over the previous season, especially due to the entry into production of the new plantations, and the increase in imports from Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, and Mercosur have influenced the development of the campaign.

Combined Pineapple Glory: Protecting the legacy; keeping Ghana in the global pineapple business

Graphic 04 Jun 2021
Early Days. For many years, Ghana’s export sector focused on cocoa, gold, timber, bauxite, rubber and oil ... He was committed to achieving something new in Ghana ... Challenges ... Mr ... Mr Safo also tried to diversify the CFL business by venturing into coconut cultivation, which has since developed to become one of the biggest coconut plantations in West Africa.

The oldest tea plantation in Europe

Deutsche Welle 02 Jun 2021
Tea is not only grown in Asia or Africa, but also in the mild climate of the Azores. The "Ch� Gorrena" plantation has been in existence since 1883. Find out more in part 13 of our series "Extreme Places" ... .

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