10 Jun '11, 11pm

Hundreds Tell Hershey's To Stop Making Child Labor Chocolate

Hundreds Tell Hershey's To Stop Making Child Labor Chocolate

These children are often sold to work in the fields for little or no money. The main cause for this is that the multinationals that are making billions on the cocoa trade peso little to the farmers that the only way they can make a living is to use child slave labor. It's high time we stopped taking advantage of these people everywhere just because we can. These companies should be held to the same standards they would be in their own countries regardless of where they operate. Their prices for the raw materials, etc. they extract from these countries should be at a sustainable level for them to make a decent living. The time of cheap food for the wealthy countries at the expense of the actual producers offshore and at home has to end. Agricultural workers everywhere are abused just so some city yuppie can have their cheap coffee, banana, Mango or tank of gas–yes, cheap, a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/hundreds-te...

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