Conflict Cocoa

June 12, 2007

Chocolate slavery and now conflict cocoa.  I really have to try to keep to fair trade chocolate.

Global Witness says that in the same way that “blood diamonds” have adversely affected the lives of people in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and oil has fuelled violence in the Niger Delta, so cocoa has done the same in Ivory Coast…

According to Global Witness, millions of dollars worth of cocoa revenue have funded both sides in the conflict, with the tacit acceptance of cocoa companies based in America and Europe.

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One Response to “Conflict Cocoa”

  1. laura Says:

    where do we get no conflict cocoa?


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