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Chocolate & cocoa

A cacao tree with fruit pods in various stages of ripening-credit-By Photo by Medicaster. (en:Image:Cocoa Pods.JPG) [Public domain]

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28 March 2002

Rights group to pressure M&M on trade

Author: Carole Vaporean, Reuters

Non-profit organization Global Exchange plans to begin a campaign this weekend intended to pressure privately held chocolate manufacturer M&M/Mars to use so-called "fair trade certified" cocoa beans

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  • Related companies: Mars
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16 March 2002
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Author: AFP

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14 March 2002

Chocolate's dark secret: Industry faces charges that slave labor is used in the Ivory Coast to harvest cocoa beans

Author: Dennis Murphy, MSNBC

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Article
4 March 2002

Poor farmers taste success - Fairtrade is making headway but is still a tiny part of global trade

Author: Roger Cowe, Financial Times

[refers to coffee industry, cocoa/chocolate industry, Max Havelaar coffee brand, Cafedirect, Starbucks, Sainsbury, Co-op, Day Chocolate Company]

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Article
1 March 2002

Food for thought: Corporate Social Responsibility for food and beverage manufactures

Author: Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum

An introduction for policy-setters and operational managers, featuring best practice from eight leading companies in the food and beverage sector. [includes reference to social & environmental issues; cocoa, coffee, tea & banana sectors; Tea...

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Article
14 February 2002

See's urged to shun cocoa from child labor

Author: Frank Green, San Diego Union-Tribune

...Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based human-rights organization, will stage demonstrations today at two See's stores in San Diego and 29 of the company's outlets elsewhere to protest the use of child labor in the cocoa-farming industry. The actions...

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Article
10 February 2002

Consumers force chocolate industry to takes steps to stop slave production

Author: Paul Pellizzari, Straight Goods [Canada]

Are those steps enough? What consumers ought to know and can do [refers to Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire; Hershey's, Nestle, M&M/Mars, La Siembra, Just Us]

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Article
1 January 2002

Value Chains: Lessons from the Kenya tea and Indonesia cocoa sectors - Summary

Author: Ally Bedford, Mick Blowfield, Duncan Burnett and Peter Greenhalgh; Natural Resources Institute, Resource Centre for the Social Dimensions of Business Practice

Values in the supply chain - In Focus 3: The executive summary - Value Chains: Lessons from the Kenya tea and Indonesia cocoa sectors - Summary

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1 January 2002

Value Chains: Lessons from the Kenya tea and Indonesia cocoa sectors [full report]

Author: Ally Bedford, Mick Blowfield, Duncan Burnett and Peter Greenhalgh; Natural Resources Institute, Resource Centre for the Social Dimensions of Business Practice

Values in the supply chain - In Focus 3: The full report - Value Chains: Lessons from the Kenya tea and Indonesia cocoa sectors - Report

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1 January 2002

Values in the supply chain - In Focus 3 - The executive summary: Lessons from the Kenya tea & Indonesia cocoa sectors

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