The next time you bite into a chocolate bar or enjoy a hot cup of cocoa you might want to consider a secret horrible ingredient — child slavery all food has some dark side we’d rather not think about eating meat involves killing animals, and that’s not pleasant eating tuna kills dolphins that get caught in the fishing nets.
To address his country’s child labor image problem, the president chose his most high-profile and trusted adviser: his wife in 2011 he named her chairperson of a new committee in charge of supervising efforts by the chocolate industry and coordinating them with government programs. The chocolate industry is dominated by a multitude of small, private farms, who have, for many years, exploited the labour of child slavery in fact, the ivory coast’s cocoa industry has grown substantially since its start in the early 20 th century, and currently accounts for 1/3 rd of the country’s national income.
Although slavery is no longer legal there are still millions of people living in slavery today one place and industry where slaves still exist is the cocoa industry this documentary takes a deeper look at that industry with disturbing and challenging eyes. The prevalence of human trafficking, child slavery, and abusive labor practices in the cacao industry is surprisingly under-reported with the average us citizen eating over 11 pounds of chocolate (that's about 120 chocolate bars), per year, it is incredible to consider how few of us are aware of the atrocities involved in 70 percent or more of the world's cacao production. Chocolate, the melt-in-your-mouth, yummy treat that we crave all too often, is a product of child slavery, and here is what we can do about it.
To combat child slavery in cocoa production, us representative eliot engel introduced a legislative amendment to fund the development of a no child slavery label for chocolate products sold in the united states senator tom harkin proposed an addition to an agriculture bill to label qualified chocolate and cocoa products as slave free. Question 1: what are the systemic, corporate and individual ethical issues raised by this case the article “slavery in the chocolate industry” (velasquez, 2012) is about child slavery in cocoa plantations in west africa slavery in the chocolate industry case has systemic, corporate and individual ethical issues first, from the point of systemic ethical [.
Child labor and slavery in the chocolate industry chocolate is a product of the cacao bean, which grows primarily in the tropical climates of western africa, asia, and latin america  the cacao bean is more commonly referred to as cocoa, so that is the term that will be used throughout this article.
Chocolate is a product of the cacao bean which grows primarily in the tropical climates of west africa and latin america the cacao bean is more commonly referred to as cocoa, so that is the term we will use throughout two west african countries, ghana and the ivory coast, supply 75% of the world’s cocoa [. But in the ivory coast, the slave trade is booming like never before the un estimates that 15,000 malian adolescents are kept as slaves there the worst forms of child labor in west africa, cocoa is a commodity crop grown primarily for export as the chocolate industry has grown over the years, so has the demand for cheap cocoa. Slavery in the chocolate industry case has systemic, corporate and individual ethical issues first, from the point of systemic ethical issue, economic system should be taken into consideration the price of cocoa beans had declined since 1996, which urged farmers to think about operate slavery to reduce the working costs.