Big Chocolate Still Can’t Trace its Own Cocoa

Hershey, Mars, Nestlé. Buy chocolate from any of these companies and chances are they are the product of child labor in West Africa.
 
For 20 years, the companies have made pledges to banish child labor from their supply chains. But they’ve consistently missed their deadlines—their efforts insufficient to tackle the grinding poverty and unenforced laws that underpin the prevalence of child labor.
 
Third-party product certification through groups like the Rainforest Alliance helps—but has limited potential when companies still don't trace the exact origins of their own chocolate.
 
The Washington Post

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