Diane Pham

Is Your Hershey's Chocolate Bar Fueling Child Slavery?

by , 02/11/14

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Back in 2012, Hershey reported that it would be investing $10 million over 5 years to reduce the use of child labor and improve the cocoa supply in West Africa. It’s now 2014, and though the company has made strides over the last couple years, numerous West African children are still involved in the unfair trade of cocoa. To date, more than 80% of Hershey’s cocoa comes from non-certified sources, meaning that there are still thousands of children involved in the manufacture of Hershey’s chocolates. Read on to learn how you can help these kids find a way out of fields and factories. And please sign this petition to urging Hershey CEO John Bilbrey to stop supporting child slavery.

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