Child Labor on Cocoa Plantations: Can it be eradicated?

An estimated 1.1 million children worked on cocoa plantations during the 2013-2014 harvest season. The government says it aims to reduce that number by 70 percent in the next four years. But it won’t stop, until you stop buying it from the Big Three, Mars, Nestle, and Hershey. These companies have been promising to eradicate child slave labor from their supply chain every four years since 2000. Now they’ve kicked the can down the road until 2020. Another four years . . . do you believe them . . . this time?

553D1B76-FF3F-456F-8043-D3A2DC67A157_w640_sSource: Ivory Coast Fights Child Labor on Cocoa Plantations


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