Sustainable Sourcing

Nestlé uses cocoa beans in the production of confectionery brands such as Quality Street

Nestlé boosts efforts to stamp out child labour

By Rod Addy

Nestlé aims to step up efforts to eradicate child labour in the cocoa supply chain, after an independent report indicated progress was being made, but more needed to be done.

Malaysian media accuses UK economic policy think tank of a conflict of interest given contact with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

“The IEA does not accept state money, and all of our research is independent of corporate funding.”

UK think tank denies Malaysian palm oil conflict of interest accusations

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said categorically it does not accept state money, following accusations by a Malaysian media outlet that the UK think tank is in bed with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

“This acquisition will reinforce AAK’s speciality oils and fats strategy and offers a strong foothold in Colombia, the third largest GDP in Latin America.

AAK acquires Colombian bakery fats firm FANAGRA

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Swedish-Danish oils and fats giant AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has acquired Colombian company Fabrica Nacional de Grasas (FANAGRA), which specializes in vegetable oils and fats for the bakery segment.

Does the long-term future of cocoa lie outside West Africa? Photo Credit: WCF

Origins

Could West Africa lose its cocoa crown?

By Oliver Nieburg

ConfectioneryNews asks industry leaders if cocoa production will gradually move closer to the burgeoning chocolate markets of China and Brazil or whether West Africa will always be the king of cocoa.