April 7th, 2011
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CNN's Richard Quest talks to filmmaker U. Roberto Romano, whose documentary "The Dark Side of Chocolate" investigates child labor and cocoa fields in the Ivory Coast.

But before you bite into a chocolate bar or take a sip of hot cocoa, consider, where did it come from?

It may be that the treat is the product of someone else's hard labor. The person who may have sold it or who may have made it may not even be an adult.

Read The dark side of chocolate at The CNN Freedom Project and Fishing vessels manned by slave labor

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  1. Kevin Bailey

    I know that quite a few European chocolate makers made claims to taking strides not to buy slave-labor cocoa. However, it is my understanding that 70% of the cocoa used to make chocolate in Europe, comes from Belgium. So, what companies are supporting the slave-trade in that country. Also, if I remember correctly, Hershey took a non-committed stance where asked about the issue, so years ago. I wonder where they now stand?

    April 13, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  2. Ezeamama

    This is not right, children are not meant 2 go tru al tht. 4 God sake it is nt legal, dey ar meant 2 go 2 school and get life's fundamentals. Kyrie eleison 2 those child abusers.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  3. AleeD

    Most everything I eat is a result of someone else's hard labor. That's why I give thanks before.

    April 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
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