"The Dark Side Of Chocolate"

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  1. luka82

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    Has anyone seen this very disturbing documentary?
    It tells a story about child trafficking and their exploitation on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast.
    All the biggest chocolate factories in the world colaborate with those cocoa distributers that buy cocoa from people who abuse children.

    What a shitty world we live in.
     
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    Sounds like a crappy life for those kids....
     
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    They beat them, make them work all day and if they get rescued or escape, they are returned to their family who sold them. Most of them are from Mali, one of the poorest countries in Africa.
    And then came, for me, the most shocking fact-the bidding price is 230 euros.
    It`s modern slavery.
    And everyone must have known it, and everyone keep turning their heads another way around cause profit is what matters!
     
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    If you need to salve your conscience about your chocolate jones, then you need to read this: Slave-Free Chocolate

    Being originally from Texas, I fell in love with Mexican chocolate, and that's how most of my mortal sins are committed.
     
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    It`s funny how no big chocolate manufacturers are on that slave-free chocolate list.
     
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    Green & Blacks got taken over by Cadburys, who in turn are now owned by Kraft.

    But the functioning business unit adheres to the principles it was founded on as a unique selling point.
     
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    Kraft and the majority of "chocolate" companies have signed an agreement stating that they are against child labour.
    How are things shiny when on paper.
     
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    Children are a huge part of the workforce in many nations, including India. It's how it used to be in the early days of the Industrial Revolution. Labor Unions helped to put an end to it in the United States at least.
     
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