Disconnecting Chocolate from Slavery

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This Valentine's Day, Sen. Tom Harkin won't be giving his wife a box of chocolates — instead, he'll opt for flowers. He and his colleague, Rep. Eliot Engel, maintain that major U.S. chocolate companies — Nestle, Mars, and Hershey — rely on child slave laborers in the Ivory Coast to get their sweets to supermarket shelves.


Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY); co-sponsor, Harkin-Engel protocol; House International Relations Committee



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