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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 24 February
Ride-share bike and scooter companies have been popping up all over Brussels recently. Although they might seem like a good idea, and a lot of fun, they’re causing problems for people with disabilities. We spoke with Alejandro Moledo from the European Disability Forum to find out more.
One of the most heartening moments visiting Choco Story, the new iteration of Brussels' oldest chocolate museum, is when we find out how good chocolate is for our health. It diminishes the risk of a stroke, stimulates vigilance, slows fatigue and works as an anti-depressant, decreases the risk of cardiac attack, ensures optimal circulation in the vascular system, keeps the heart in good condition, is rich in fluoride, tannins and phosphates which reduce tooth decay, relieves coughing, is rich in antioxidants, decreases the formation of blood clots in the arteries and improves endurance and muscle contraction during exercise. It's almost a duty to eat some. The new look museum, which reopened on Monday, is still in central Brussels, just steps from the Grand-Place but it now fills 1,800m² of three interconnected buildings dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Co-owner Cedric Van Belle tells us all about it.
Dominican Republic at Salon du Chocolat
The Dominican Republic is proud of their organic, free trade, high quality chocolate. Chocolate is the republic's number two export to the EU, 30% of which is imported into Belgium. Abel Fernandez, Commercial Manager of Grupo Conacado, and Leonel Mateo Hernandez, Counsellor for Economic and Commercial Affairs at the Dominican Embassy give us the details on the industry and their participation in this year's Salon du Chocolat.