Global Exchange has asked that those concerned about children to help expose child labor and slavery in the cocoa industry. Honesty about the real impacts of our lifestyles leads us to some ugly truths, including the story behind non-fair-trade chocolate.
Newly released documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate reveals shocking and disturbing new evidence that child labor, trafficking, and slavery are continuing in the cocoa industry, nearly ten years after the cocoa industry pledged to end it.
At the end of this month, Global Exchange will be asking people to arrange screenings of the film. Follow the work of Global Exchange to be sure you get information when it is available.
In the meantime, look for chocolate that supports dignity and sustainability.