Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Real Truth Behind Chocolate

 "And on an even more serious note and what we know even less about is how the chocolate comes to be.  70% of the cocoa beans that are used to comprise the world’s chocolate, come from West Africa.  Harvesting cocoa beans is a tough job and farmers in West Africa are struggling to pay their workers despite the popularity of the bean.
To combat this issue, farmers have begun including their own children in the industry, to help harvest beans and work on the farms.  Sadly, it has gone a step further and they have resorted to child labour; literally using children to perform long hours of backbreaking labour for little to no pay.  They are forced to work with hazardous materials, fire, chemicals and knives."