Famous chocolate companies tied to child labor

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Most people like chocolate but most people probably didn’t know was chocolate is harvested by children they probably pay them next to nothing and they charge a fortune for those chocolate bars

Most of the children laboring on cocoa farms are between the ages of 12 and 16, but reporters have found children as young as 5

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coerced to work without pay , Aziz who worked for five years without payment, starting when he was 15 years old , same farm named Ali worked for six years without being paid .

In 2020 Hershey’s bought approximately 30,000 tons of cocoa on an exchange in order to avoid paying this extra price.

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an effort to improve farmer incomes reveals how much it values profit over workers’ lives.

Since the holidays are here there will probably be a lot of chocolate given as gifts





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