Chocolate And Slavery: How Your Child’s Trick-Or-Treat Bag Relies On Child Slaves In Africa

Chocolate And Slavery: How Your Child’s Trick-Or-Treat Bag Relies On Child Slaves In Africa
Tricks And No Treats For The Child Slaves Of The Cocoa Fields In West Africa: Avoiding The Exploiters Halloween may seem like a great time for kids, with the costumes and of course the candy. But it isn’t fun and games for all children. Some children get to dress up as their favorite character and go door-to-door collecting free candy; some children toil in cocoa groves in the brutal heat of the Ivory Coast, subject to beatings and having food withheld, with no hope of release.… Read the rest

US Supreme Court: “Lawsuit Against Nestle, ADM, Cargill by Former Child Slaves in Mali Cacao Operations to Proceed”

US Supreme Court: “Lawsuit Against Nestle, ADM, Cargill by Former Child Slaves in Mali Cacao Operations to Proceed”
In a ruling that comes as a welcome surprise to watchers of corporate scofflaws, the US Supreme Court has thrown out a request by global corporate giants Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill to dismiss a lawsuit alleging they were complicit in child slavery operations in connection with their Ivory Coast cacao plantations. By rejecting the request, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to let stand a December 2014 ruling by the 9th U.S.… Read the rest