Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Good News From the Chocolate World

Big changes are on the horizon at Mars. From The Guardian (via one of the kids in my Sunday school class):

Twelve years after [organic food company] Seeds of Change was sold to Mars – amid cries of betrayal from some customers – [Seeds of Change founder and global director of plant science and external research for Mars Howard Yana] Shapiro recently announced that the world's biggest chocolate company is committing itself to sustainable sourcing of the whole of its annual cocoa bean supply, worth more than $1bn (£662m). The policy starts with the Galaxy bar and by 2020 will encompass not just Gal­axy and Mars but also Snickers, Twix and M&Ms. The new strategy also covers environmental issues and labour, dwarfing Cadbury's pledge that all Dairy Milk chocolate will be Fairtrade later this year.

Celebrate with some M&Ms. Actually, wait until 2020, then celebrate with some M&Ms.


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