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Society & Culture  (tags: Oxfam, brands, cocoa, women's rights, equality, MARS, , Mondelez )

Angelika
- 599 days ago - behindthebrands.org
Oxfam's GROW campaign is kicking off a new initiative, Behind the Brands, to rank the policies of these big companies on important issues like transparency, equality for women, treatment of farmers, land, clean water, sustainability and climate change.



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Angelika R. (143)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:00 pm
After 18 months of detective work, Oxfam can reveal how the biggest food companies do business.
The bottom line is simple: they could do better. A lot better.
And that’s where you come in. The women who grow and pick cocoa for the top three chocolate companies deserve better.
Make noise, make change!

 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:04 pm
Noted, signed and checked out some of the brands I use, (they all ranked mediocre to poor), twittered, fb and google shared. Thanks Angelika. This was extremely informative. Brilliant post.
 

Dave C. (216)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:06 pm
Wonderful!!!! thanks for sharing!!!
 

Betsy Bee (1048)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:00 pm
Brands. Brands. Brands. Thanks for this article but I will have to read it later. This is a meaty and necessary article.
 

AniMae Chi (411)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:48 pm
signed
 

Munro Tapper (80)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:24 pm
Signed. Of course. Glad you were able to take care of your health problem expeditiously. Hope the pain in all gone.
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:59 am
signed. Vielen Dank, Angelika.
 

Sheila Niermeier (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:16 pm
What a great idea this scoreboard is! It is so easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless in the battle for fair practices and pollution awareness. Thanks for this!
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:35 pm
On today's Democracy Now!: "Behind the Brands: On Food Justice, Oxfam Gives Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Nestlé & Pepsi Failing Grades"

Guest:
Chris Jochnick, director of private sector engagement at Oxfam America, one of the lead researchers for the new report, "Behind the Brands," and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Social Rights.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/27/behind_the_brands_on_food_justice
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:36 pm
On today's Democracy Now!: "Behind the Brands: On Food Justice, Oxfam Gives Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Nestlé & Pepsi Failing Grades"

Guest:
Chris Jochnick, director of private sector engagement at Oxfam America, one of the lead researchers for the new report, "Behind the Brands," and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Social Rights.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/27/behind_the_brands_on_food_justice
 

Mariette AWAY (151)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:48 pm
Thank you for taking action Mariette.
Thanks for sharing Angelika!
 

Kathleen B. (37)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:13 pm
Thnx Angelika, that website is a great find & of course I signed. thank you, I nominate you for SuperStar category. kate.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:30 pm
Thanks so much Lucy for the additional heads up- that shows how this matter is of wide range public interest !
 

Birgit W. (147)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:57 pm
Noted
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:35 pm
Thanks
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:53 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:25 pm
Noted, signed and shared!
 

Emma S. (227)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:23 am
Thanks for this, Angelika - really interesting. I don't use most of these brands, but sent an email to Mars, as I do eat Snickers on the odd occasion...
 

Shirley B. (5)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 9:34 am
Signed. TY
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:55 am
Thank you Angelika for news
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:08 pm
Action taken, thanks for very useful site
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:39 pm
Noted. Great website, thanks so much, Angelika. Signed.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:17 pm
Action taken against the owners of Cadbury Chocolate(one of my favorites). It has a business score of 29 percent(poor).
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:22 pm
It would surprise me if not EVERYBODY would find one on the "blacklist" as maker of something they often buy.
Unilever and Nestlé sell practically EVERYTHING, often via subsidiaries. Even if I buy a pack of instant sauce it will be by either Maggi or Knorr, at least they score rather high, but still insufficiently.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:48 pm
I do not buy any of these products or any of the owner's products. The sad fact is that 6 Mega Corporations own 85% of the wealth control the market share through 200+ subsidiaries. That's why I always look not just at the contents but at who the manufacturer is.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:26 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Paulett Simunich (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:08 pm
Thank you so much........my favorites are no longer on my grocery list......
 

Anna M. (18)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:18 am
Wonderful!!! I will use it for each and every choice. Thank you, Angelika Roll for this great resource!
 

Patricia R. (12)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:22 am
thanx
 

Joy Wong (75)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:39 am
Noted and signed.
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:08 am
Noted and signed. Very interesting. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

Charlie Rush (56)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:15 pm
There is only one method that works.
It's the almighty dollar. When you stop purchasing items, due to the greed and selfishness of Big Business, they finally hear us.

There are times when our 'morals' must trump convenience and lower prices.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:42 pm
absolutely correct, thank you Charlene! It's commonly known as boycott- we might extend it to BDS and to me it makes no difference whether that BDS is applied on these business giants or on businesses that make their profits of the illegal occupation!
 

Israel Valdez (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 10:21 pm
Signed
 

Nancy C. (797)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 5:22 pm
This is a great article! Reading from home email. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we did not need to boycott everyone!!!???
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:40 am
Good one, thanks. noted
 
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