The Dark Side Of Chocolate
Child Labor In the Cocoa Industry
Think before you take a bite...
Have you ever wondered where your chocolate comes from? You might think that it comes from cocoa plantations in Africa. You would be right about that, but did you know that on most of these cocoa farms children are used as the laborers? The sweet chocolate that you savor doesn't have a very sweet background. In Ghana and the Ivory Coast, most of the children being forced to work on cocoa farms are between the ages of 12 and 16. These children are deprived of their education, families, health and childhood. Just to get chocolate bars to you, children labor day and night, usually in dangerous conditions. Stop sugarcoating child labor, and raise awareness for the millions of children out there being forced to work against their will.