A Scary Lesson about Where Chocolate Comes From

Those chocolate treats we all pass out at Halloween have a frightening connection to the child slave trade in Africa. About half of the chocolate we eat in the United States comes from the Ivory Coast. More than 100,000 children work on cocoa farms there, and an estimated 10,000 of them may be forced laborers or slaves. That’s according to a fair-trade group called Equal Exchange that monitors working conditions there.

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