Modern Day Child Slavery: The Dark Side of Chocolate

According to a report by CNN, upwards of 200,000 children, taken from their homes via purchase or outright theft, are now on the Ivory Coast where they are forced into working in the cocoa fields.

Source: Hershey’s Chocolate Accused of Modern Day Slavery With Child Labor Use

The Hershey’s Chocolate Corporation has been singled out as it produces more than 40% of the world’s cocoa and “have nearly a majority share of the global chocolate production,” according to a video report (scroll down) on how the corporation has been condoning this practice for nearly a decade.

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