February 14, 2011
12 p.m., Pound 201
‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’ is a 45 minute documentary about the continued allegations of trafficking of children and child labor in the international chocolate industry.
In 2001 consumers around the world were outraged to discover that child labor and slavery, trafficking, and other abuses existed on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, a country that produces nearly half the world’s cocoa. An avalanche of negative publicity and consumer demands for answers and solutions soon followed.
Almost a decade after the chocolate companies, concerned governments and foundations spent millions of dollars in an effort to eradicate child labor and trafficking in the international cocoa trade, has anything changed?
Taza chocolate will be provided.