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Did Child Slaves Make Your Candy Bar?

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A recent lawsuit questions whether child labor in Africa is being used by some of the biggest chocolate makers in the world…


The Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania was started in 1909 and is one of wealthiest centers for education ion the globe.  It began as an orphanage for “male Caucasian” boys.  Mr. Hershey left a third of the company’s earning to it when he died.  The School is now worth $7.8 billion and has over 2,000 students.  Does this company which began to protect and educate children now rely on cocoa that child workers are harvesting in Africa? Three residents in California are suing Hershey–and Mars and Nestle–because those companies, they believe, mislead them into unknowingly supporting child labor.

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Kathleen Ward Ward
Kathleen Ward Ward
5 years ago

I will make sure Hershey-Mars-Nestle – do NOT get one penny of my money

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