Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 8: Exploitation of Cocoa Farmers

 "UNESCO says that about half a million children work to produce 40% of the world’s supply of cocoa. As a result, the chocolate bar in your hand could have been made with cocoa grown by any of the hundreds of thousands of children engaged in some of the worst forms of child labor, particularly on the cocoa farms across Ivory Coast."  

 This is what they don't say, what they don't stamp on the burlap sack that carries the cocoa that becomes our chocolate. 

They say the best research is the kind you do yourself. I would urge you to do research on the 2 chocolate companies you buy most (probably Mars and Hershey's). A good place to start is by downloading the "Free2Work" App from the ITunes store. This app is a great tool that helps you shop with a clean conscience by telling you where companies stand when it comes to child labor, fair trade, fair treatment of workers, etc. 

Check out this video as well:

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