The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167618   Message #4188251
Posted By: Donuel
08-Oct-23 - 12:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news *not* about the virus
Subject: BS: Chocolate Colonialism
One and a half million children work in Chocolate Plantations for little or no pay. Chocolate beans that make about 500 chocolate bars get the farmers only $80.

The fair trade for coffee growers allows the farmers about 20% more for their crop. There is room for improvement for farmers, for sure.

Fixing the child labor problem will make your chocolate more expensive.

source: CBS Sunday Morning