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L’ONU s’allie au privé pour éradiquer la malnutrition en Asie

  • 19 June 2011

L'ONU lance en Indonésie et au Bangladesh un programme inédit pour éradiquer la malnutrition enfantine en faisant appel à  la puissance financière et l'expertise de géants de l'agro-alimentaire, comme Unilever et Kraft. "Il s'agit de faire preuve d'efficacité. Nous obtenons…

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Food companies on quest for the next generation of healthy

  • 21 March 2011

For decades, packaged-food companies have been reducing fat and calories in their products. More recently the industry undertook a broad-based effort to eliminate trans fats, and even high-fructose corn syrup. But today, big food is at a crossroads. The companies…

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Kraft to cut salt levels in many products

  • 18 March 2010

Kraft Foods Inc. plans to reduce sodium by an average of 10 percent over the next two years for North American brands, including Oscar Mayer and Velveeta.Kraft’s move follows similar efforts by Campbell Soup Co. and ConAgra Foods Inc. Susan…

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Kraft to honour Fairtrade commitments

  • 27 January 2010

It may or may not be a match made in heaven but the acquisition of Cadbury by Kraft has already lit the blue touch paper over fears that the English company’s approach to CSR may not be shared by its…

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Kraft takeover of Cadbury’s bad for ethics

  • 16 September 2009

The proposed takeover of Cadbury's by Kraft could be a setback for human rights campaigners according to Ethical Consumer magazine. Cadbury's has recently adopted the Fairtrade standard across its high profile Dairy Milk chocolate range. Kraft foods has however hitched…

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Covalence Food & Beverage Industry Report 2007

  • 11 February 2008

The Food & Beverage industry is consolidating its ethical record thanks to labour and environmental initiatives, but it has to fight hard to demonstrate the social utility of its products, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research…

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Big food companies accused of risking climate catastrophe

  • 8 November 2007

The rush to palm oil and biofuels threatens to release 14 billion tonnes of carbon from Indonesia’s peatlands Many of the largest food and fuel companies risk climate change disaster by driving the demand for palm oil and biofuels grown…

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Coffee companies aim to boost eco-friendly purchases

  • 16 May 2007

Some 30 percent of the beans in Kraft's Yuban coffee brand are the result sustainable growing techniques, the minimum percentage required for certification. "Our goal is to continue to try to grow the Yuban trademark," said Gregory Nesmith, senior brand…

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