Sustainable Sourcing

CAOBISCO talks dairy shortages after this week's European Commission conference

CAOBISCO concerned over dairy shortages

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Forecast butter and milk powder shortages could limit the EU’s ability to keep up with domestic and global demand, according to chocolate and confectionery trade group CAOBISCO.

Indonesian deputy trade minister: “Given that cocoa bean demand for domestic processing is increasing significantly, we have to review our current import policy.

Indonesian trade minister urges cocoa import policy review

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The Indonesian deputy trade minister has said that after successfully increasing domestic cocoa grinding capacity the country should lower cocoa bean import duties to prevent shortages in the future.

Head of the German initiative Daniel May says there will be a 'tipping point' at which most companies demand CSPO

France and Germany pledge to source 100% sustainable palm oil

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

French and German palm oil industries and users have joined a handful of other European countries in committing to source all palm oil sustainably with national pledges announced at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) summit in Berlin...

Almost 820,000 children in the Ivory Coast and over 997,000 kids in Ghana were found to be working on cocoa-related activities in 2007/2008, according to Tulane University. Photo Credit: 10 Campaign

Hershey child labor lawsuit faces meltdown

By Oliver Nieburg

A case alleging child labor abuses by Hershey in West Africa should be dismissed for lack of evidence, according to a Master’s report in the Court of Chancery in Delaware.

Hershey aims to improve the ailing cocoa crop in Nigeria, which has been blighted by rain and diseases

Hershey hopes to double Nigerian cocoa yields

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has launched an initiative to double the cocoa output in Nigeria, which is forecast to register a 20% decline this crop year due to adverse weather and diseases.

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