“The beatings were a part of my life.  They are eating my flesh.”

The Financial Express | The Financial Express, the only English financial online in Bangladesh. It was an ambitious venture on the part of the International Publication Limited.

Source: Seven chocolate brands reportedly exploit child slaves

Legislation nearly passed in 2001 in which the FDA would implement “slave free” labeling on the packaging. Before the legislation made it to a vote, the chocolate industry – including Nestle, Hershey, and Mars – used its corporate money to stop it by “promising” to self-regulate and end child slavery in their businesses by 2005. This deadline has repeatedly been pushed back, with the current goal now at 2020.  Meanwhile, the number of children working in the cocoa industry has increased by 51 percent from 2009 to 2014.

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