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Do you knowingly buy chocolate products containing cocoa harvested by child slave labor?

7I was not aware of this issue
1Yes, all the time
1Yes, but only when there are no free trade alternatives available

posted 14-Aug-2011 6:47pm  
Not aware of it. Last choc. product I bought was a can of Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa in powdered form, like for baking.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 14-Aug-2011 7:04pm  
Not exactly knowingly, but I haven't gone out of my way to learn about this issue. Thinking about it now, it seems likely that any chocolate that isn't marked as fair trade or ethically sourced is probably collected in whatever manner is most cost effective. Child labour is cheap... smiley:::wry smile
posted 14-Aug-2011 9:26pm  
I hardly buy chocolate anyway.
posted 14-Aug-2011 9:34pm  
By the way, most of what we consume has some form of slavery involved. I know very few Westerners who would work for the measly salaries and horrible working conditions that people around the world do to provide us with the garbage we consume that ultimately ends up in the dump.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 14-Aug-2011 10:07pm  
Child slave labor just makes it taste better.
posted 14-Aug-2011 10:49pm  
Not trying to "raise awareness". Every once in a while I grab a chocolate bar and feel a tinge of conscience coupled with numbing apathy. Will my purchase of a $1.00 candy bar really impact the industry? Sad fact that most mass produced chocolate is subsidized by slavery.
posted 14-Aug-2011 11:26pm  
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 15-Aug-2011 6:58am  
But of course, child slave labor gives the chocolate an exquisite flavor,
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 15-Aug-2011 6:58am  
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 15-Aug-2011 11:23am  
No. I try to buy Fair Trade chocolate, although I don't always end up with products that say that they're fairly traded. I don't know how to find out whether the companies I get chocolate from that doesn't have the Fair Trade stamp use child slave labor.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to bill) posted 15-Aug-2011 12:42pm  
posted 15-Aug-2011 3:59pm  
...............Like I said in Qual, how would you know or not know? would the free trade alternatives say "NO Child labor was used in the making of this chocolate?"....... and to repeat its like asking "When did you stop beating your wife"
posted 15-Aug-2011 4:32pm  
I was not aware of this, and it would not affect what I buy. I don't see any labels on candy bars indicating this.
posted 26-Aug-2011 12:57pm  
I avoid this sort of information. If I boycotted everything that involved exploitation I'd be living in the bush eating nuts and berries.
posted 6-Sep-2011 9:25pm  
Yes! My favourite!

Blood, sweat, and tears give chocolate that special flavour I savour in my mouth.
posted 7-Sep-2011 10:12pm  
No, what a cruel question.
posted 4-Oct-2014 4:05pm  
I do not know never thought of this before
posted 4-Oct-2014 4:07pm  
My chocolate is child American made?

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