From forest to premium brands, a tribal story unfolds

Manorama sources tree-borne butter seeds from tribals

Whenever you buy an expensive beauty product from premium brands such as The Body Shop or L’oreal or a chocolate hamper from Ferrero Rocher, you might be unknowingly supporting millions of tribals spread across States like Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

A little-known Indian company from Chhattisgarh – Manorama Industries – that recently got listed on the SME segment of the stock exchanges, supplies cocoa butter equivalent or CBE to many such multinational chocolate and beauty products companies.

CBE is a kind of fat and has characteristics similar to that of the much more expensive cocoa butter with which it can be mixed in any proportion without the cocoa butter losing its properties or formulation.....Read more


Source web page: The Hindu

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