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Chocolate and Child Labour


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Comment on Cocoa’s Child Labourers

Washington Post

By Peter Whoriskey and Rachel Siegel Photos by Salwan Georges June 5, 2019.

40% of the chocolate in the world begins with child labour.  

Without the cacao bean there isn’t any chocolate. So, getting cacao beans is the most important step in making chocolate.

The very large chocolate makers, in particular, buy tons of cacao beans to sell about 100 billion dollars worth of chocolate. Every year!  

Child labour has been written about for more than 200 years.  So, why didn’t most of us know that the chocolate we love is made through child labour?  There’s more in the chocolatechoice.ca blog.

The inspiring reality is that we can stop child labour in the chocolate supply chain.  You just need to buy chocolate that the seller, the maker and the distributor guarantee is made without child labour or forced child labour in any part of its supply chain.  And, they’re delighted to say so! 

The chocolate choice that is made without child labour is growing every year, and they taste great.  Hallowe’en is the time, especially in Canada and the United States, when the most chocolate is sold:  $1 billion dollars in the U.S., in ONE day!  70% of that chocolate comes from child labour.

So, now you can make a chocolate choice that makes the difference at chocolatechoice.ca

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