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Old 10-29-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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In the past, I have done several posts about the horrific conditions that many children, especially in western Africa, are often forced to work in while they are exploited as child laborers to pick the cacao pods which contain cacao beans which end up as the chocolate that we use in everyday life.



To highlight this condition and to promote the idea of fairer trade with developing nations around the world which produce the cacao beans which turns into our chocolate, Global Exchange (along with several other reputable organizations) have decided to have REVERSE Trick or Treating events around the USA and Canada to raise awareness of the issues of fair trade and child exploitation as they relate to the chocolate that we use everyday - especially at Halloween.



Here is the link where you can learn more about this venture.:


http://www.globalexchange.org/campai...ickortreating/





I hope that you'll find a way to become a part of this idea and be interested to learn more about these issues.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


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Old 10-30-2007, 06:41 AM   #2
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One of the organizations which have worked tirelessly on these issues is the International Labor Rights Forum.

Here is the link to their site:

http://www.laborrights.org/



You can also see recent pictures on their site of some of the children who harvest the cacao beans which become our chocolate.


Thank you for your time and your concern for these children.

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