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Nestle co-defendants in child slavery class action

March 27, 2021

Another example of the evil that is Nestle. Employment of child slave labour on cacao plantations.

Nestle, Cargill, Mars, Mondelēz, Hershey, Barry Callebaut, and Olam are co-defenders in class action brought by former child slaves on cacao plantations.

Children as young as 11 are being trafficked into slavery, harvesting cocoa for global corporations Nestle, Mars, and Hershey.

Tenimba was only 11 years old when a trafficker lured him from his home in Mali to a cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast. He was promised good pay and care. Instead, he worked every day for two years with no pay, no medical care, and no safety measures.

Today there are over 1.5 million child slaves like Tenimba, losing their childhood to supply cocoa to some of the world’s wealthiest global corporations, companies like Nestle, Mars, and Hershey.

Tenimba and seven other former child slaves have brought a lawsuit against these corporations, hoping to get justice for themselves and hundreds of thousands of others.

And do not be fooled by Tony’s Chocolonely, they source low quality industrial chocolate from Barry Callebau, then re-brand it.

Please support bean-to-bar chocolate makers, support small producers who care, who buy direct trade, pay producers higher prices than FairTrade scam, and produce quality chocolate not poor quality industrial chocolate.

From Bean to Bar, a whimsical tour of bean-to-bar chocolate makers in Great Britain, is an excellent guide to quality chocolate.

Those taking the action are reliant on funding to successfully conclude this case. Please give them your support.

Note: Mindful Chef a Nestle company, paranoid any mention of Nestlé on their social media posts.


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