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1 June 2005

US chocolate industry's Harkin-Engel Protocol on child labour expires

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1 June 2005

[PDF] full report: "The news on chocolate is bittersweet: no progress on child labor, but fair trade chocolate is on the rise"

Author: Global Exchange

This report documents these two trends: the lack of movement in the chocolate industry as a whole on the issue of illegal child labor and the forward movement by consumers who are concerned about the working conditions of cocoa workers and have begun...

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1 January 2005

ActionAid report says food multinationals "threaten fight against poverty" (refers to Nestlé, Unilever, Monsanto, Parmalat, Cargill, Wal-Mart, others)

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1 January 2005

[PDF] full report: "Power hungry - six reasons to regulate global food corporations"

Author: ActionAid

[refers to BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, Chiquita, Dole, Archer Daniels Midland, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Fyffes, ADM, Cargill, Zen Noh, Unilever, Nestlé, Tyson, Wal-Mart, Tesco, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Safeway (part of Morrisons),...

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8 October 2004

Cocoa Industry to Launch Child-Labor Watch [Côte d'Ivoire]

Author: Jeff Coelho, Reuters

The cocoa industry, facing criticism for not moving fast enough to stomp out child labor, will launch a pilot monitoring system in West Africa next month with hopes of sweetening chocolate's tainted image...The CMA [Chocolate Manufacturers Association...

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1 March 2004

Friends of the Earth calls on Cadbury Schweppes to require higher environmental, social standards from palm oil suppliers

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1 March 2004

[PDF] full report: "Greasy palms - palm oil, the environment and big business"

Author: Friends of the Earth

[refers to Cadbury Schweppes, Raja Garuda Mas, Sinar Mas, Unilever, Walkers (part of PepsiCo), Jacob's Bakery, Cargill, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Archer Daniels Midland, Pura Foods, Kellog's]

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1 January 2004

Codes of conduct: New report examines their effectiveness & points to need for greater U.S. government support

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1 January 2004

[PDF] full report: "Promoting International Worker Rights through Private Voluntary Initiatives: Public Relations or Public Policy?" - A Report to the U.S. Dept. of State

Author: Elliot J. Schrage, commissioned by University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)

[refers to soccer ball companies Adidas, Brine, Franklin, Mitre, Mizuno, Moltex Sporting Goods, Nike, Reebok, Saga Sports, Umbro; coffee industry companies Kraft (part of Altria), Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee, Starbucks; toy-related...

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29 May 2003

U.S. Agency to Be Cited in Suit About Trade and Child Labor

Author: Elizabeth Becker, New York Times

An international labor rights group announced today that it planned to sue the United States Customs Service for breaking American trade law and allowing African cocoa picked by indentured child labor [in Côte d'Ivoire] to be imported into this...

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