Candy Industry recently received an Eddie honorable mention for a series of articles by a B2B Food and Beverage magazine. The three-part series detailed Editor’s Crystal Lindell’s trip to Barry Callebaut’s cocoa field in Ghana. 

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About 60 percent of the world's chocolate comes from Ghana and Ivory Coast in Africa, but issues with child labor, famer poverty and climate change have plagued the supply chain.

Lindell toured Barry Callebaut's cocoa fields and chocolate processing facilities in Ghana first-hand to report on how the industry is working to address these challenges. 

The three-part series offers a rare, personal and candid look at why it can be so difficult to make substantive changes in the region, but also why it's important to do so. If the world wants to continue enjoying chocolate, then it will have no choice but to respond.

Read the entire series at the links below:

Barry Callebaut Child labor








Barry Callebaut wants to talk about chocolate's child labor

The chocolate company offers an up-close look at its operations in Ghana, and how it wants to eradicate all child labor in its supply chain.

Barry Callebaut farmer poverty








Barry Callebaut wants to talk about cocoa farmer poverty

The chocolate company has committed that by 2025, more than 500,000 cocoa farmers in its supply chain will have been lifted out of poverty. Can they pull it off?

Barry Callebaut climate change

Barry Callebaut wants to talk about climate change

Climate Change already has shifted which area can produce cocoa, and Barry Callebaut wants to get out ahead of the problem.