Not So Nice Chocolate

Had too much chocolate this year?  Forget the candy making us sick…child slavery and chocolate should be making us sick.

95% of the chocolate we eat is from unethical sources? Chocolate is cheap because there are companies that produce it through child slave labor. 

It’s not easy to find information online. A word search for the word turns up sources for yummy eggs and different brands. Look for chocolate and slave labor.

 A study found that in Ghana, 23% of surveyed cocoa laborers reported having performed work without compensation.

We have inexpensive sources of chocolate because hundreds of thousands of children in West Africa are cheap labor. 

How do you feel now as you swallow some of the most recognizable brands with a history of slavery?

Cheap labor is common around the world. Would you pay a few more cents for a conscious free bar? There is a slavery-free list.  Check this address out. You will be surprised to find that our big-name usual yummies are not listed.

When you’re given a box of candy, don’t gulp it all down; eat too much chocolate and you’ll make yourself sick. (Proverbs 25:16)

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