Sustainable Sourcing

Companies say child labor has no place in their supply chains, NGO says the issue is ongoing. Photo Credit:  International Labor Rights Forum

Nestlé, Cargill and ADM face child slavery case

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Three Malian men have won the right to bring their civil child slavery case against Nestlé, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to Californian courts.

Certification equips farmers to lead better lives and to tackle the global cocoa deficit: UTZ Certified

UTZ: Certification is our weapon against cocoa deficit

By Oliver Nieburg

Certification is one of the most potent tools for chocolate makers to avoid serious cocoa shortages and to improve the lives of farmers, according to the burgeoning certified cocoa organization, UTZ Certified.

ConfectioneryNews predicts where the tarot cards will lay for the chocolate industry in 2014. Photo Credit: Steve Snodgrass

Editor's Blog

The chocolate prophecies: Industry fortune-telling for 2014

By Oliver Nieburg

Not quite the choc-pocalypse, but retail prices for chocolate are expected to rise in the face of cocoa price hikes, which could see the taste, shape and size of chocolate change significantly in the year ahead.

Hershey places new requirements on its palm oil suppliers

Hershey ups palm oil pledge but Greenpeace wants more

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has committed to purchasing 100% traceable and sustainably-sourced palm oil by the end of 2014. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but has reservations about timelines and terminology.

Cocoa shortfall worse than previously feared

Cocoa deficit trebled by ICCO for 2012/13

By Oliver Nieburg

The global cocoa deficit for the 2012/13 crop year was worse than previously expected, according to revised figures from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), which has tripled its estimate.

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