Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
Twitter handle: @jeffmason1
BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union must set mandatory rules to tackle child labor and deforestation in the cocoa and coffee sectors, after years of voluntary action has failed to spur widespread change, stakeholders and policymakers said on Wednesday.
LONDON Louis Dreyfus Company has offloaded the bulk of its certified robusta coffee stocks ahead of a rule change that will make it more expensive to carry the coffee forward, industry sources told Reuters.
BERLIN Companies and governments have pledged to tackle poverty, deforestation and human rights abuses in the cocoa supply chain, acknowledging that years of scattered sustainability efforts have failed to spur widespread change.
BERLIN Cargill sees the cocoa market broadly balanced in the current 2017/18 season and is aiming to expand its processing capacity in producer countries, the company's commercial director for cocoa said on Tuesday.
BERLIN, April 23 The cocoa sector must move away from a "selfish" focus on ensuring supplies and towards promoting crop diversity to make the sector more sustainable, an executive with Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut said on Monday.
LONDON Global chocolate makers are buying more cocoa sourced through schemes aimed at stamping out poverty as they rush to make their supply chains more ethical ahead of self-imposed 2020 deadlines.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is uncovering more cases of slavery from the sex trade to car washes but it is not doing enough to jail traffickers, support victims or drive businesses to take action, activists said on the third anniversary of a landmark law.
LONDON A scramble for quality cocoa has pushed prices of beans in Europe sharply higher and made the spot London futures contract suddenly more attractive to buyers, traders say.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Spain are poised to stage their first nationwide strike on International Women's Day on March 8 as they demand an end to unfair wages, domestic violence and the country's prevailing "macho" culture.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An innovative makeover for shacks in a Cape Town slum could improve access to property rights for the world's poor and allow them to enjoy ownership of the land they live on, the developers behind the project said.