Cocoa farming in West Africa is tinged with socio-cultural activities that are misunderstood by the West.
Cocoa buyers and chocolate manufacturers still use various strategies to deflect when the issue of child slavery is raised
Despite claims to the contrary, the real thing cannot be replicated.
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Around the globe, 823,000 child deaths could be prevented annually with appropriate breastfeeding. Formula makers continue to defy a 40-year-old international code on marketing their product.
Emmanuel Faber was trying to pursue a form of stakeholder capitalism.
From next year, lolly shelves will stock Red Rippers and Cheekies. It’s not a flawless renaming — but it is important.
After years of food scandals caused by supply chain issues, there are hopes in some quarters that coronavirus could be the key to widespread adoption of blockchains.
A media study of public criticism of plastic reveals that stigmatisation may result in limited bans, it leaves the vast majority of plastic production and pollution unexplored.
Before you stock the pantry with chocolate this Easter, think twice about whether it’s ethically produced.
Plastic packaging could soon be compostable or edible.
Much of the trash on Canadian shorelines can be traced to five food companies. We could soon see more compostable and edible packaging.
Many cocoa producers in Ghana and the Ivory Coast use child labour and child slave labour.
The Modern Slavery Bill before the Senate is touted as ‘smart legislation’, because it asks for information rather than imposes penalties, but it mightn’t be enough.
KitKat lost its decade-long case to protect its four finger biscuit shape.
It’s all about being ‘sufficiently distinctive’ and in the multi-billion dollar chocolate business, much is at stake.
All bottled water comes from somewhere.
Nestle pays the state a pittance in exchange for its water at a time when public awareness of water issues is rising.
The sugar industry has employed various tactics to influence health policy in its favour.
Tonight, Four Corners looks at the tactics Big Sugar has used to influence health policy. Here’s our pick of five analysis pieces that will get you informed on the issue before the program airs.
Farmer-led development projects in places like Tanzania, shown here, can increase access to food and water, and reconnect people to nature.
Farmer-led development work can improve people’s lives, provide access to food and water - and re-connect them to nature.
Students who walked out of school protest against gun violence in front of the White House.
The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can’t escape politics in an age saturated with social media.
Spanish activists protest against retailers using factories in a building in Bangladesh which collapsed, killing more than 600 people.
“Shaming campaigns” have been successful in attracting attention to transnational issues like inhumane working conditions and environmental degradation. But shaming guilty corporations is only the first step.
The benchmark scheme that protects cocoa farmers and local communities could be toppled as big players rethink their role.
Battleground. Chocolate firms try to keep you coming back for more.
Behind the scenes of your mid-morning treat is a fierce legal battle to protect market share and profits.
Oxfam has announced the latest set of results from its Behind the Brands project to influence ten leading food and beverage companies to reform their supply chains. The charity’s efforts are only the most…