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Author Topic: Is most chocolate really still produced by child slave labour?  (Read 764 times)

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Most chocolate beans are produced in Africa. Child labour is still not exactly unknown in Africa.
Hence my question. I remember about ten years ago that the major chocolate companies sneakily avoided legislation that would have forced them to declare on their chocolate wrappers that chocolate is a 'Product of child labour' by promising to 'self regulate' the chocolate industry. Oh yes, of course. Pull the other one, it's got hazel nuts on.

Has anything to the good actually happened? Or is chocolate still a product of child slave labour? What's the latest?
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Re: Is most chocolate really still produced by child slave labour?
« Reply #1 on: 06 February, 2016, 06:01:45 PM »
Nestles still did as of September last year, so seeing as they're a charmless bunch of nerks probably still do.
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/sep/02/child-labour-on-nestle-farms-chocolate-giants-problems-continue