February 27th, 2014
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Love that chocolate Haagen-Dazs ice-cream? But what about the way its makers treat their farmers? How about KitKat and the way its production impacts the environment?

In a campaign to push big companies towards more ethical sourcing, international development group Oxfam is asking people to think about food producers' attitudes towards issues such as climate change and workers' rights the next time they dig into their favorite treat.

Oxfam's "Behind the Brands" scorecard compares the way the 10 largest global food and drink companies do business.

The report, first compiled last year, looks at transparency, women's rights, farmers' rights and land, water and climate sustainability.

Read - How ethical are our food companies?

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  1. Coke Adds Life ...

    ... ethically. Apparently. Good for them!

    March 5, 2014 at 8:08 am | Reply
  2. Carn E. Vore

    How ethical is my food company? Don't know, don't care.

    March 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Reply
  3. Thinking things through

    I actually don't buy a lot of food from any of those companies. Maybe some Twinings tea, on occasion. I'm just not big on most "convenience" foods, it appears. (And the ones I do buy in most cases I'm not entirely certain who ultimately owns them...)

    February 28, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Reply

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