Cohen dropped out of school. Cohen has severe anosmiaa lack of a sense of smell or taste, and so relied on "mouth feel" and texture to provide variety in his diet. This led to the company's trademark chunks being mixed in with their ice cream.
And you thought you were helping forest peoples in the rain forest. It's not exactly a scandal to rival Watergate -- or even Whitewater. But it's not what one would expect from a poster child for the socially conscious business movement.
Ultimately, it's exploitative," says investigative journalist Jon Entine, formerly of "PrimeTime Live," whose efforts led to the demise of the forest-peoples label. When the company admitted the labeling problem in a "social assessment" section of its annual report, it credited Mr.
The Brazil nut brouhaha is the latest in a series of recent setbacks for self-described "socially responsible" businesses. For years, the Body Shop boasted that it purchased "natural" Brazil nut oil from the Kayapo Indians of the Amazon rain forests; in reality, only the smallest amounts of the Kayapo oil made their way into Body Shop products.
The cosmetics retailer's stock plunged after Mr. Entine reported on the subject.
Last year, a Globe report described how Reebok, which goes to great lengths to portray itself as a promoter of human rights in the Third World, employs Indonesian workers to assemble shoes for about 25 cents an hour. At a Grateful Dead benefit concert for the rain forest, Mr. Clay made the pitch that, by helping poor rain-forest people derive economic benefit from the harvesting of rain-forest products, nut purchases could combat both poverty and the clear-cutting of rain forests for very profitable timber sales.
Cohen bit, and a new flavor, now one of the company's top 10, was born. Through Cultural Survival, the nuts would come from the Xapuri cooperative.
But, almost immediately, the company knew its nut purchases were not solely going to help forest peoples. That didn't stop the ice cream maker from touting its rain-forest aid to eco-friendly customers.
Cohen, in speaking tours around the country, continues to tell audiences that the company "had made a difference" in helping forest peoples. Meanwhile, Cultural Survival was having increasing problems supplying the nuts. The Xapuri co-op could not produce enough nuts with low enough coliform-bacteria counts to meet U.
In fact, the first supply of nuts the Xapuri sent through Cultural Survival to the United States came, not from forest peoples, but from the notorious Mutrans, a wealthy agribusiness family convicted of killing labor organizers in Brazil.
Cohen -- quickly ended its relationship with the Mutrans. But the company had to purchase more and more nuts on the open market as demand grew in direct proportion to the popularity of Rainforest Crunch. Cohen admitted in a recent interview.In honor of this latest statement, we rifled through the purveyor’s flavor graveyard to rank its boldest flavors throughout the years.
And so, without further ado, we are happy to present a brief history of Ben & Jerry’s progressive politics as told through its ice cream flavors — ranked by calorie count, deliciousness, and progressiveness (on a 1–10 scale).
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You dared us to go dairyless - and we did! Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy flavour creations are made with almonds & so packed full of chunks & swirls that you'll get Ben & Jerry's euphoria in every bite. On Sept. 28, Ben & Jerry's will open a new flagship store in São Paulo, Brazil.
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