25 Oct '11, 12pm

Your Halloween candy is keeping the child slave trade in Africa alive. Here's how to change that:

Your Halloween candy is keeping the child slave trade in Africa alive. Here's how to change that:

Photo: Nina Hale For most of us, Halloween has a strong association with candy. When you're little, you get to dress up and run around your neighborhood collecting it for free. When you're a bit older, you get to dress up, get drunk, and buy it steeply discounted on Nov. 1. And when you're a parent, you get to supervise kids on their candy-collecting mission, and sneak some after bedtime. Along with all this the candy is the sense that, however old you get, Halloween signals a brief return to innocence. Well, here's news that might clear the mist from your eyes and leave a bitter taste in your mouth (and not the good, super-dark-chocolate kind): Your Halloween candy is keeping the child slave trade in Africa alive. About half of the chocolate eaten in the U.S. comes from the Ivory Coast, where documented instances of forced child labor on cocoa farms persist despite a deca...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-10-25-scare-trade

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