Mars candy company plans to fix the “broken” cocoa supply chain

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Some big changes are ahead for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The company, which produces some of the most popular treats in America, is revamping its cocoa supply to help combat poverty, child labor and deforestation. The company hopes its new strategy will be fully in place by the year 2025 and fix what it referred to as the “broken” cocoa industry.

“The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken,” the vice president of the company, John Ament, shared in an interview.

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Charming home uses local, natural materials to pay homage to a chestnut tree

Young Czech architecture firm Valarch studio has completed a modest yet elegant family house built largely of timber to reference the property’s old chestnut tree in the garden. Named the Chestnut House, the home spans a compact footprint of just 840 square feet and comprises two sections: a larger living area and a smaller, green-roofed technical area united via a multifunctional vestibule. All building materials were locally sourced wherever possible with an emphasis on natural materials.

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