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Posted Sat Apr 11 2009: from
Galaxy chocolate bars to be made with sustainably sourced cocoa by 2010
Around 160 million bars of the chocolate -- Mars' biggest seller in the UK -- will carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified trademark seal by next year, the company said. The move is part of a larger commitment by Mars to certify its entire cocoa supply as sustainably sourced by 2020.... In 2008, Mars Drinks achieved Rainforest Alliance certification for three Flavia coffee offerings. Howard-Yana Shapiro, global director of plant science and external research at Mars, said: "Rainforest Alliance certification will make a positive difference for everyone involved from cocoa farmer to chocolate bar.
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