All major confectioners have committed to sourcing ingredients such as cocoa, palm oil and sugar from sustainable sources to avert supply crises, protect the environment and to avoid unlawful child labor. Follow progress towards these goals here.
Commercial cocoa plantations poised to double share of global cocoa output while fine flavor cocoa nations rally behind a commodity described as the 'poverty crop'. Discover our key takeaways from...
The International CoCoa Farmers Organization has called for greater farmer involvement in cocoa sustainability efforts and plans to host a conference alongside the International Cocoa Organization’s top event after its...
Mondelēz has revealed plans to source 100% cage-free eggs in North America by 2020.
Millennial consumers claim to favor ethical products, but are often unwilling to pay the premium in practice, according to a study supported by Hershey.
The chocolate industry must embrace climate-smart agriculture to mitigate the shattering effects of rising temperatures on millions of cocoa farmers in the developing world, says Rainforest Alliance.
The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) says it will not alter its approach to tackling cocoa child labor after a sharp rise in the worst forms of child labor, and is...
Mondelēz International is encouraging biscuit makers and other wheat users to follow its approach to sustainable wheat by sourcing closer to factories and limiting pesticide and water use.
Nestlé claims it has become the first major confectioner in the UK & Ireland to source all its cocoa sustainably.
Cocoa farmers operate in a chocolate supply chain that perpetuates poverty and bear the bulk of the risk, claims Cacao for Change as it proposes an alternative model.
Barry Callebaut has found previously undiscovered cocoa polyphenols as it works with Bremen-based Jacobs University to crack the commodity’s molecular code.
A palm oil producer’s pledge to rehabilitate peatland in Indonesia will provide momentum for industry-wide change, it says.
Industry-backed cocoa sustainability organization the World Cocoa Foundation has appointed an interim president ahead of incumbent Bill Guyton’s planned departure.
UK palm oil imports were 72% sustainable in 2014 – up from 55% in 2013, according to an annual progress report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
An executive at Linde claims cryogenic freezing is allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.
The chocolate market will exceed $26bn in the US by 2018, according to a recent report.
Mondelēz International has scaled up its cocoa sustainability program through a partnership with its major supplier Barry Callebaut and has set a long-term goal of professionalizing the cocoa sector.
Asian chocolate players are expected to opt for compound coatings over real chocolate in 2016 due to the rising costs of cocoa, says supplier Aalst.
Chocolate makers must pay double the market price for cocoa farmers to receive a living income, says the CEO of Fairtrade as the organization gears up to review pricing.
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced the resignation of its president Bill Guyton.
Cocoa extracts could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and may eventually come in chocolate form, according to a leading neurology doctor.
Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines, one of Texas' best-known praline makers, is trying to boost its popularity outside of the Lone Star State.
The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).
Chocolate giant Hershey has committed to 100% local peanuts for its Ghana school feeding programme.
Pecans could become a mainstay ingredient across the bakery and snacks industry as consumers look for more versatility in their products, says the Center for Pecan Innovation.
Three class action lawsuits brought in California allege Mars, Nestlé and Hershey use child labor to produce their best-selling chocolate brands. The firms say they are tackling the issue and...