Still, if i can't find slave-free chocolate, i don't buy chocolate for holidays we often order in bulk, which can be a big money saver other steps you can take to help with this cause: fill out hershey's corporate responsibility online survey urge them to establish an ethical and slavery-free supply chain. Special on-the-ground report about the nearly 21 million west african children who harvest cocoa for big chocolate companies main menu a batch of headlines proclaimed that child slavery was. The news in 1970 that there was to be a film of the book drew the attention of the national association for the advancement of colored people (naacp) to the work and they said the importation of the oompa loompas to the factory had overtones of slavery. Case study - slavery in chocolate slavery in the chocolate industry introduction the forced labour of children in the ivorian cocoa farms is at a distance from the glamourised candy producers such as mars and nestlé, and a universe away from the day-to-day consumers of chocolate.
Essay about case-documentary: child slavery in the chocolate factories 730 words 3 pages the issue of child slavery within the chocolate industry is a complex issue to solve for corporations within this market sector. Candy and justice - is that what charlie and the chocolate factory is really about actually, no charlie and the chocolate factory is about slave labor and injustice and that message is not at all hidden it's right there slapping us in the face over and over again it's just that most of us have chosen to ignore it. Figure 4 third party molding and co-packer for scharffen berger process in this stage, the process boundaries at output point will change from chocolate ready to sell to liquid chocolate the modelling and packaging task has been withdrawn from operation process.
Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today one place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa industry this documentary takes a deeper look at that industry. Slavery in the chocolate industry chocolate is a product of the cacao bean which grows primarily in the tropical climates of west africa and latin america the cacao bean is more commonly referred to as cocoa, so that is the term we will use throughout.
Why haven't any of these protocols been effective in making the chocolate industry combat child slavery all of the past and current protocols have been, and are, voluntary if the chocolate companies do not complete the protocols set out to them, there will be no legal ramifications. Child slavery on cocoa farms is a difficult issue to fully address because the most serious abuses take place across the world however, that does not mean our responsibility is reduced, since chocolate is a luxury and not a necessity like fruits and vegetables. Chocolate is a product of the cacao bean, which grows primarily in the tropical climates of western africa, asia, and latin america  the cacao bean is more commonly referred to as cocoa, so that is the term that will be used throughout this article. Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today one place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa industry.
Major, trusted chocolate brands are often guilty of including cacao harvested by children and slaves in their supply chains now, i choose to boycott any chocolate supplier who refuses to certify their products as free of coercive labor practices, child labor, and human trafficking. For a decade and a half, the big chocolate makers have promised to end child labor in their industry—and have spent tens of millions of dollars in the effort but as of the latest estimate, 21 million west african children still do the dangerous and physically taxing work of harvesting cocoa.
I used to love willy wonka and the chocolate factory, the 1971 movie starring gene wilder before vcr's, dvd players, on-demand, and streaming video, sometimes you just had to wait for a movie to be broadcast on television so there was a certain amount of anticipation you couldn't just call up any. To combat child slavery in cocoa production, us representative eliot engel introduced a legislative amendment to fund the development of a no child slavery label for chocolate products sold in the united states senator tom harkin proposed an addition to an agriculture bill to label qualified chocolate and cocoa products as slave free.
Slavery in the chocolate industry forty-five percent of the chocolate we consume in the united states and in the rest of the world is made from cocoa beans grown and harvested on farms in the ivory coast, a small nation on the western coast of africa. Child slavery keeps costs down, which allows major corporations to keep their chocolate cheap not only does it cost more to pay laborers a fair wage, but the cost of monitoring the extensive supply chains of global corporations would be significant. The high demand of inexpensive chocolate products in the developed world has led to a competitive market between cocoa farmers, and the low cost of child slavery and labour has led to a high demand for cheap child labourers.