Hershey stands by CocoaLink program

03/20/2013 | ConfectioneryNews.com (France)

Hershey's head of corporate communication, Jeff Beckman, has defended the company's CocoaLink program, which was criticized by activist groups who said it only reaches 1% of farmers in Ghana and zero in the Ivory Coast. Beckman called the criticism of the sustainable cocoa program "disingenuous" and said it was based on a single data point. He also said the company plans to expand the program in the Ivory Coast, which was not previously an option because of instability in the country.

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