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General Mills Works To Make the Cocoa Sector More Sustainable

(3BL Media/Justmeans) The cocoa industry has a dirty secret. Child labor is way too common in West Africa. Over 70 percent of the global cocoa supply comes from two West African countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Farmers supplying companies with the chocolate they use in their products receive little for the cocoa. That means they are unable to hire laborers to harvest the crop, and child labor is widely used as a result.

How Companies Are Working To Protect North America's Pollinators

(3BL/JustMeans) We depend on pollinators like bees and other insects more than we realize. They help pollinate almost 75 percent of our crops, including most fruits and vegetables. Without them, we would have little to eat. Pollination by US honey bees in 2010 contributed to more than $19 billion worth of crops, and pollination by other insect pollinators contributed to almost $10 billion of crops the same year.

More Major Companies Embrace New Recycling Label

Clorox (NYSE:CLX) has become the latest company to join a new and growing labeling scheme that seeks to help U.S. consumers understand how to properly recycle or dispose of all elements in a product's packaging.

As Sequester Strikes Schools, “Box Tops for Education” Program Raises $500M

General Mills' "Box Tops for Education," the company's school fundraising program where labels collected from product boxes earn 10 cents for schools, has raised over half a billion dollars since its launch.

Michelle Obama Seeks Corporate Support for Fight against Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama has published an article in The Wall Street Journal that has rallied businesses to the fight against childhood obesity.

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