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Mars, Nestle, Hershey's Still Using Child Labor

Chocolate companies have missed deadlines to uproot child labor from their cocoa supply chains in 2005, 2008 and 2010. “As a result, the odds are substantial that a chocolate bar bought in the United States is the product of child labor,” per an in-depth report from the Washington Post. “About two-thirds of the world’s cocoa supply comes from West Africa where, according to a 2015 U.S. Labor Department report, more than 2 million children were engaged in dangerous labor in cocoa-growing regions.”

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