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The cocoa bean which is used to produce chocolate grows mainly in areas of Western Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Western African countries supply more than 70% of the world’s cocoa.  Cocoa produced in West Africa is sold to many chocolate companies around the globe.  The rampant use of child labor in the production and harvesting of cocoa is beginning to receive media attention.   West African farms supply companies such as Hershey’s, Mars, and Nestle; which begs the question…….Are these companies getting rich on the backs of child labor and slavery from West African countries?
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