Different types of chocolate bars are seen in the company supermarket at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, Feb. 19, 2010. Nestle, the world's biggest food group, is aiming for higher underlying sales growth in 2010 after a robust performance

Big chocolate companies use child labor. Can a 1789 US law hold them accountable for violations abroad?

Human rights

​​​​​​​The chocolate industry has a long documented problem with forced child labor. And the US Supreme Court is about to take up a case that may decide whether US companies can be held responsible. 

Bottles of water

A tiny Michigan town is in a water fight with Nestle


While Flint waits, Nestle pumps Michigan water on the cheap


Technology is allowing us to watch the world’s forest disappear in real time, and hopefully halt it


China and food safety

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Protecting Abundant Water

The upper Midwest is water rich, but Michiganders are wondering if a drier future could make their water a target, and they’re considering precautions.