Today, rather than a blog post, we’re sharing with you this short video addressing contrasts we see in the supply chain of many chocolate products eaten in the U.S., and around the world. We talked with local advocates and experts – as well as local kids. The video speaks for itself, but one thing we want to note is this: before meeting with the kids, we were very clear with their parents that we would not be discussing the issue of child labor with the children themselves. We felt strongly that such a discussion is one for parents to initiate with their children at the time they see fit and is not a topic for us as a film crew to introduce. To our surprise, when we arrived, we learned that not only had the parents already told their kids about problems in the cocoa supply chain, the kids were discussing amongst themselves what kind of companies they would like to support. This next generation of Conscious Consumers warmed our hearts… we bet they’ll warm yours, too:
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