Show: Brethren Voices

Episode: BV 11-11 - The Dark Side of Chocolate - Child Slavery

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Episode Description:

"The Dark Side of Chocolate" directed by Miki Mistrati shows that young children are sill being illegally sold to cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, Africa to harvest much of the cocoa crop used by Nestle, Hershey and the major chocolate producers of the world.

In 2001, these large chocolate producers signed the Cocoa Protocol which promised to work for the eradication of child labor by 2008.

The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in 2008 passed a resolution against slavery in the 21st century. That action was the 10th time that the Church of the Brethren had passed anti-slavery resolutions:. Nine other resolutions were passed from 1782 - 1857, prior to the US civil war to end slavery. The 2008 resolution made a commitment to educating ourselves and others about modern day slavery.

On Oct 3, 2012, after more than a decade of consumer pressure, more than 150,000 petition signatures from citizens, protests in key Hershey locations, and the removal of Hershey products from various natural grocers worldwide, Hershey committed to go 100% certified by 2020. What remains unclear is which certification Hershey will use and why it needs to take eight years.

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Tags: Child labor, chocolate; Hershey; Ivory Coast; chocolate production; cocoa plantations;

Category: Education

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File Name of SD Episode: BV 11-11 Chocolate Child Slavery.mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 00:29:06

File Size of SD Episode Video: 1,442,070,892 Bytes

Resolution of SD Episode Video: 720x480

Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 14:41

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