Thursday, August 25, 2011
History of Chocolate
From Aztec cacao beans to African child labor and modern slavery,
Hershey and Nestle use beans harvested from the Ivory Coast of Africa where child labor kills 22,000 children in word related accidents per year - These children do not go to school, use dangerous tools, and are exposed to poisonous pesticides. Many are kidnapped and smuggled in.
Raise the Bar - Fair Trade Campaign. Also, see Trade Justice Website: http://www.tradejusticemovement.org.uk/
Did you know that the people from the ivory coast don't even know what is made from cocoa beans?