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April 19, 2011

The Cacao Story Continues

In February 2008, I was moved by the investigative journalism of Christian Parenti, of The Nation surrounding child labor in Cote d'Ivoire.  I did this blogpost at the time after further research into this disturbing issue. 

As the Ivory Coast and other African and Arab nations now fall into civil war and political/cultural disruption, this issue has not yet been addressed and conditions for the children have not changed, now worsened by child trafficking from other African nations into Cote d'Ivoire specifically as slaves to harvest the cacao.

This documentary video produced by Helle Faber of Denmark from last year is evidence that the conditions for children in the region are worsening. 

Posted by Blogmistress on April 19, 2011 in Current Affairs, Ecological/Cultural Sustainability, Human Rights, Trade Issues | Permalink


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excellent documentary, thank you for reminding any chocoholics like me that we might be supporting the trafficking of very young slaves. another reason to buy fair trade and organic chocolate from small or family owned companies...

Posted by: Eliane | May 30, 2011 9:07:53 AM

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Posted by: perfume | Jun 1, 2011 1:46:06 AM

It just goes to show how important fair trade is. Governments should be refusing to import this kind of thing. I feel if people knew more about this then they would be able to make informed choices

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Posted by: Current Affairs | Nov 10, 2011 2:18:46 AM

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