About: Chocolate

Agrifood 28-03-2018

Chocolate firms still have long way to go to have sustainable policies

Chocolate companies still have “a huge amount of work to do” in implementing truly sustainable policies, with some doing much better than others, the Washington-based NGO Mighty Earth concluded in a consumer guide ranking chocolate producers, published a few days ahead of Easter.
Development Policy 14-02-2018

Valentine’s secret taboo

The chocolate industry is fuelling misery in West Africa. The European Union – where more chocolate is consumed than anywhere else – must help end it, writes Julia Christian.
Development Policy 11-05-2016

Fair trade, heat-resistant chocolate is winning recipe for Togo

Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically-minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal.
Health 26-03-2013

‘Ethical’ Easter eggs? Check the palm oil content

Three leading European chocolate companies have come bottom of an environmental impact ranking of candy Easter eggs based on their palm oil content, a new survey shows.
Health 15-03-2012

MEPs call for end to child labour in cocoa trade

Europeans are among the world’s biggest consumers and producers of chocolates, but members of the European Parliament want to stronger measures to ensure that a key ingredient in candy and confections wasn't harvested with child labour.
Global Europe 26-05-2000

Council approves chocolate directive

The Internal Market Council yesterday approved the chocolate directive