Child labour probed in Nestle cocoa fields

Source:  The Hindu The world's biggest food company, Nestle SA, says it will work with a non-profit group to investigate child labour on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast that supply its factories. Little has changed in the decade since the Swiss company and other major chocolate makers signed a U.S.-brokered international agreement in September 2001 […]

The ‘Gray Areas’ of Child Labor

Earlier in the week NPR’s Neal Conan interviewed Jane Stewart, special representative and director of the International Labour Organization’s office to the United Nations, formerly minister of human resources in Canada. Listen online here Read NPR Transcript – This is TALK OF THE NATION. Im Neal Conan in Washington. The campaign to eliminate the horrors […]

Number of world’s hungry falls 10%

Source: Financial Times By Javier Blas, Commodities Editor Published: September 14 2010 12:34 | Last updated: September 14 2010 18:36 The number of chronically hungry people will decline 10 per cent this year, the first fall since 1995, said the UN, while warning the global agreement to cut the percentage of people suffering from hunger […]

The Spirit of M.K. Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement