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ICCO places more focus on sustainable cocoa

Sustainable cocoa production and standards were the focus of the first meeting of a working group for the Roundtable on a Sustainable Cocoa Economy (RSCE), organised last month by the...

Ghana pledges sustainable cocoa push - report

The Ghanaian cocoa board is planning to significantly step up cocoa production in the country over the next three years in a nationwide shake-up of how the crop is farmed,...

Nestle, Bunge, Danisco join sustainability reporting group

Nestlé, Bunge, Danisco, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Tyson Foods are the first food processors to join a programme to develop global reporting standards on sustainability projects in the sector.

Industry outlines policy on environmental, production sustainability

In a policy document released yesterday, the EU's food and drink sector called on the European Commission to take account of economic conditions when setting environmental and production sustainability targets...

Cocoa companies pledge sustainability

World Food Day is galvanising global food companies to help support cocoa labourers, some of the poorest workers in the world, as more and more businesses are signing up to...

Chocolate companies team up on sustainable cocoa

Chocolate companies are uniting with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) to encourage sustainable cocoa production in West Africa and therefore strengthen the supply chain to Western manufacturers.

Cargill joins cocoa industry in fighting child labour

Food giant Cargill has committed itself to improving cocoa growing and production practices, including the eradication of child labour.

ICCO to discuss sustainability at Eurochocolate Modica

The world's cocoa suppliers are meeting in Italy this week to discuss sustainable production, an issue blighting the growth of the industry.

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No avoiding sustainable sourcing

Food companies do not yet face the ethical sourcing equation of the clothing industry, where brands from Nike to Marks & Spencer cannot afford a single claim of sweat-shop production....

Sustainable vanilla from India reaches Danisco stocks

Diversifying supplies and managing risk for the world's most expensive, and popular, natural flavour, for the first time ingredients giant Danisco receives a batch of sustainable organic vanilla from an...

New sustainable chocolate hits US shelves

A new chocolate bar which claims to be made from sustainable cocoa plantations was launched in New York late last month with high hopes of building on the growing awareness...

Children's food market worth billions

Confirmation that food marketers will continue to roll out food products targeted at children is evident in a new study that reports British kids aged between 7 to 14 years...

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