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January 7, 2005

New Year, new content

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Written by: Martin Christy

Have to confess we’ve struggled to keep the site up to date in recent months, what with Chocolate Week in October and then Christmas. I have to say I’m very glad then to welcome on board a new reviewer, Joanna Crosby from Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, who’s already been beavering away at the backlog of bars in the review pile. Now we just need to get them loaded on to the site!

This year we really hope to catch up with all the content we’ve planned and complete some of our longer term projects like the glossary. I very much see Seventypercent as an open project and resource, and we would welcome contributions and assistance from all.



About the Author

Martin Christy
Martin Christy is Seventy%’s editor and founder and is a leading voice in the chocolate industry, promoting the cause of fine chocolate and fine cacao and those who produce them. With twenty years’ experience of fine chocolate, he has travelled extensively visiting cocoa plantations and meeting the world’s top producers and is a consultant to the fine chocolate and cacao growing industries worldwide. Martin is Judging Director of the International Chocolate Awards, which he founded in the UK with Kate Johns of Chocolate Week. He is also Acting Chairman of the new fine cacao and chocolate industry association, Direct Cacao and is a member of the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative Tasting Panel. He is also a freelance writer about fine chocolate, contributing to UK magazines and several books about fine chocolate.




 
 

 
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