14 Feb '12, 11am

Piece in the Ecologist about ethical chocolate

Piece in the Ecologist about ethical chocolate

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and whether you love it or loathe it, most of us will end up getting involved, one way or another. And along with flowers, February 14th also means chocolate. World cocoa production reached 3.7 million tonnes in 2008, according to the International Cocoa Association . But cocoa production is ripe with controversy. A 2011 report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor revealed ‘a projected total of 819,921 children in the Ivory Coast and 997,357 children in Ghana worked on cocoa-related activities’ during a 12-month period. These children are often involved in hazardous labour and trafficking, the report says. Even after the 2001 implementation of the Harkin-Engel Protocol , which aims to ‘eliminate the worst forms of child labour,’ the chocolate industry still has a long way to go. In addition to humanitarian concerns, the cocoa industry is also ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/food_and_d...

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