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    1. Child labor rises on Ivory Coast cocoa farms -report

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsJul 30 06:06 AM

      By Marcy Nicholson NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of children working on cocoa farms in the world's top producer Ivory Coast is on the rise as production climbs, a Tulane University report showed on Thursday, ramping up pressure on chocolate companies to ethically source beans. Child labor on cocoa farms in Ghana, the world's second biggest producer, has dropped. "Based on today's numbers ...

    2. Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse via Yahoo! NewsJul 31 12:44 PM

      Letiefesso only wanted a bicycle. The boy was just nine when he traveled from Burkina Faso to the Ivory Coast, where the two men who organized his journey promised he could get a bike by going to work on a cocoa farm. Describing his experience to the nonprofit Anti-Slavery in 2011, Letiefesso said, “On the farm there was a shelter covered with black plastic without a door.

    3. NEW YORK, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The industry report package Chocolate, Cocoa and Sugar Confectionery Markets in Americas to 2019 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date ...

    4. A Story of Chocolate and Child Labor

      The Huffington PostJul 30 06:17 AM

      At 6 a.m., 10-year-old Emmanuel wakes and readies himself for a day of labor in the cocoa fields. Along the way, he watches as other kids walk in the opposite direction - toward school. He reaches the fields at sunrise and uses his machete to slice ripe cocoa pods from the tree. Later, he carries the cocoa pods he's harvested from the field, hacks them open and gathers the beans, which will ...

    5. NEW YORK, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The industry report package Global Chocolate, Cocoa and Sugar Confectionery Market to 2019 - Market Size, Development, Top 10 Countries, and Forecasts offers the ...

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    7. WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the 2013/2014 Survey Research on Child Labor in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas Report, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) today issued the following statement, which underscores that reducing child labor is a shared...

    8. ADM Completes Sale of Global Chocolate Business

      Business Wire via Yahoo! FinanceAug 03 03:00 AM

      Archer Daniels Midland Company today announced that it has completed the sale of its global chocolate business to Cargill.

    9. Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.

    10. Two entrepreneurs are fueling Vietnam’s agricultural ecosystem - with chocolate. For the last four years, Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou have been buying cocoa from local farmers for their artisan chocolate brand, Marou. They’re part of the foundation for a small, but growing cocoa industry. It’s good news for the farmers, who can earn more from cocoa than crops like rice and maize. It’s also...

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