4 April 2014


Presently children as young as 12 years old are picking cocoa in West Africa to make the chocolate we eat. Some of these children are trafficked.  Most are forced to pick cocoa from an early age for minimal or no wages, for long hours, in dangerous working conditions, without any possibility of attending school.  Most of these children have never tasted chocolate. 

It is estimated that there are at least 800,000 children working in the cocoa industry at present:  5-10% of these have been trafficked. 

In Australia to ensure that the chocolate you buy has been produced in an ethical manner, look for the following labels: Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ. 

So spread the word, talk to the manager at your local supermarkets about slavery-free chocolate and learn more about this issue from the ACRATH website,  the slavery-free-chocolate facebook page or here

Fabulous to have posted this Brian. This year we have loads of slavery-free chocolate at my local ALDI supermarket.
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