Against the tide, cocoa growers plan to suspend ethical programs

Business Oct 20, 2019

Against the tide, cocoa growers plan to suspend ethical programs

In a world that is growing increasingly concerned about corporate commitments to environmental and social responsibility, top cocoa producers Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana are planning to make a move that goes against the tide. The West African nations, which produce more than 60 percent of ...

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

World Sep 15, 2017

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

Your afternoon chocolate craving may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees and hippos in West Africa, research suggests. Well-known brands, such as Mars and Nestle, are buying through global traders cocoa that is grown illegally in dwindling national parks and ...