This Scorecard Reveals Which Retailers Sell Child-Labor Chocolate
When you’re unwrapping a chocolate bar, you probably don’t want to stop and think about how that bar was made, where the chocolate comes from, and whether the process involved child labor. The unfortunate truth, however, is that much of the chocolate you consumed this holiday season was likely produced with child labor. Child labor is widespread across West Africa’s cocoa industry, and each year Green America creates a Chocolate Scorecard that rates major US chocolate companies on their efforts to distance themselves from child labor. This year, Green America is also highlighting the role of grocery stores and pharmacies in the same endeavor.