Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hershey, Nestle and Mars Companies Use Child Slaves to Make Your Chocolate

Hershey, Nestle and Mars Use Child Slaves to Make Your Chocolate

What was one of the better kept secrets of the 21st century is now blown totally open.  The three corporations above are responsible for much of the world’s chocolate influx, 60% of which comes out of West Africa.

In 2000, it was revealed that the harvesting and processing of the cacao plant was left to children, often unpaid and living in slavery.  Imprisoned, forced to go to the bathroom on the roof or in a cup and malnourished, children would either be sold into it for $30 or be kidnapped, thinking they were applying for some sort of paying job.

The rules and regulations are so lax there that there is no government to step in and stop the atrocities.  This horrific state of child slavery is also the perfect cheap labor for candy companies that want to sell you chocolate for dirt cheap prices.  Why do you think it only costs $1 for a chocolate bar?