Friday, May 18, 2012
Slavery in the Cocoa Industry
Below are several video docus that show slavery in the cocoa industry. For that reason some advocates for a fair trade chocolates. Or cocoa products that were planted, harvested and processed for export without the use of slave, trafficked children or child labor. It is one of the biggest issues in the cocoa industry - slave or child labor.
The proverbial drink and food of the Gods and nobility seems true after all especially in this case of slave/ child labor from third world countries in particular Africa. Serving to benefit the interest of chocolate makers in making big profits from their young lives spent at work. And their sweat, blood, life is licked out of them to provide sweet and life pleasure to first world consumers to satisfy their cravings for chocolates.
Fair trade in chocolates!
The Dark Side of Chocolate
Music video from the documentary above
Video campaign for a fair trade chocolate. Take action by passing this video along to friends and family, buying fair trade products, and sign petitions at: http://www.raisethebarhershey.org/ and/or http://cocoapetition.org.au/about.html
... we have become slaves because of cocoa...