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

www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/business/hershey-nestle-mars-chocolate-child-labor-west-africa/

www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/feb/12/mars-nestle-and-hershey-to-face-landmark-child-slavery-lawsuit-in-us

www.cbsnews.com/news/children-harvesting-cocoa-used-by-major-corporations-ghana/

foodispower.org/human-labor-slavery/slavery-chocolate/

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h/t George Kaplan

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