Ethically Sourced Cocoa

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Ethically Sourced Cocoa

Post by ice cream » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:23 pm

For some of us, eating too much chocolate is an Easter holiday tradition. But as you unwrap that third chocolate bunny next week, you may not know how it ended up on the store shelf.

Here’s what you need to know about the dark side of chocolate:

Child labour and slavery -

According to World Vision, a global relief and development agency, approximately two million children work in cocoa farming worldwide, the majority of them in West Africa. Child labourers are often forced to work long hours for little or no pay, abused by their employers and even trafficked.

According to reports from UNICEF and the United States Department of Labour, some of the most appalling conditions for child workers were documented in the Ivory Coast, where about 40 per cent of children working in cocoa fields don’t go to school and more than half of them have reported work-related injuries.


http://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/the-dar ... -1.2293971

Here is the most up to date Good Chocolate Guide -

http://nochildforsale.ca/ethical_chocolate/


Is your favorite on the list, if not will you be changing brands to help these kids? Why is it taking some of the big companies up to 5 years to make the changes?

I would think it could be done a lot faster than that. It will be a while before we know if it really puts the abusers out of business and behind bars where they belong. Oversight will have to be strong with teeth to put a stop to them.
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