Child Slaves Made Your Halloween Candy.

In this article, Kristen Howerton unveils some of the secrets behind Haloween treats (and other chocolate). What happens in the modern globalised world is that the products that we consume often have extremely long ‘trails’ about which the ordinary consumer has no idea. Similarly to the 2010 Gap child labour scandal, Howerton argues that ‘hundreds of thousands of children in West Africa are enslaved harvesting cocoa beans’.

After reading this, I think I’ll opt for home made pancakes and roast pumpkin this year.

Do you dare read the article?

Haloween (Photo: The Idle Ethnographer, 2008)

Haloween (Photo: The Idle Ethnographer, 2008)

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